There Once Was a World: A 900-Year Chronicle of the Shtetl of Eishyshok
Author: Yaffa Eliach
For 900 years, the Polish shtetl, Yiddish for “small town”, was a home to generations of Jewish families. But by 1944, almost every Jew was murdered and with them died a way of life that had survived for centuries. Yaffa Eliach has written a landmark history of the shtetl.
The shtetl of Eishyshok is memorialized inside the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s main exhibition.