Ejszyszki describes the complexity of inter-ethnic relations within the context of a total war in a multi-ethnic part of the world. Prof. Chodakiewicz analyzes the case of the small town of Ejszyszki in the eastern borderlands of prewar Poland (currently in Lithuania), where an operation by the anti-Nazi, anti-Bolshevik Polish Home Army (main underground resistance outfit) aimed at the Soviet secret police became tragically misinterpreted as a pogrom targeting the hamlet’s Jewish population. This is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand the dynamics of war complicated by ethnic factors.
Dr. Chodakiewicz was awarded the prestigious Józef Mackiewicz literary award from the Polish American Congress for Ejszyszki. Please click here tor read more.
A comprehensive introduction to Prof. Chodakiewicz’s book on Ejszyszki in English may be accessed here.
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Ejszyszki. Pogrom, którego nie było. Epilog stosunków polsko-żydowskich na kresach [1944-1945] (Ejszyszki: A Pogrom That Never Was. An Epilogue to Polish-Jewish Relations in Poland’s Eastern Borderlands [1944-1945])(Warsaw: Fronda, 2002, 2nd ed. 2010).