Monday 25 June 2018


NOKHUM ERLIKH (1878-1919)
            The brother of Mortkhe Erlikh, he was born in Vyetke (Vietka), Gomel district, Byelorussia.  He attended religious primary school and yeshiva.  In 1902 he graduated from the music conservatory in Warsaw.  He contributed to the management of “Hazmir” (The nightingale) in Warsaw.  After the March Revolution in Russia, he lived in Kiev and actively took part in the sections for theater and music at the Kultur-lige (Culture league).  He was also a Jewish music teacher in Gomel.  He published numerous stories in Russian periodicals, and he also wrote Yiddish sketches for Warsaw’s Shtrahl (Beam [of light]).  He died of typhus in Gomel.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2, pp. 824-25 (under the biography for Mortkhe Erlikh); obituary notice in Byuleten “kultur-lige” (Kiev) (June-July 1920).
Leyb Vaserman

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