Eliahu Tcherikover, Jewish Historian, Dead: Funeral Today

Funeral services will be held here tomorrow for Eliahu Tcherikover, 62, noted Jewish historian and one of the founders of the Yiddish Scientific Institute, who died Saturday from a heart attack while vacationing at Palenville, N.Y. He will be buried at the Workmens’ Circle cemetery.

Born in 1881 in Poltava, in the Ukraine, Tcherikover studied in the University of St. Petersburg, in Russia, where he was arrested for revolutionary activities. When he was released after one year of imprisonment, he devoted himself to literary work. He came to New York in 1915 but returned to Russia in 1917 after the fall of the Czarist regime. During the Petlura pogroms against Jews in the Ukraine, he collected material which he published in Berlin in 1929 in a volume entitled “The History of the Pogrom Movement in the Ukraine.” He also edited a three-volume “History of the Jews.” Last year the Yiddish Scientific Institute published his two-volume work “Jews in France.” Prior to his sudden death, he completed the second volume of the “History of the Jewish Labor Movement in the United States” which is now on the press.

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