The richest material on Shumsk comes from the Yizkor Book,
which, thanks to Rachel Karni and others, is in the process of being translated into English and
For Hebrew readers: The entire Yiddish portion of the Shumsk yizkor
book has been translated into Hebrew by Esther Winschelbaum. The link
to the pdf may be found a the bottom of this page ( בעברית )
A brief and outdated report
on the cemetery in Shumsk from the
International Jewish Cemetery Project (in the report
Shumsk I refers to the mass grave from the Shoah, and
Shumsk II refers to the cemetery).
Explore the Volhynia
page from the Jewishgen Ukraine Special
The book The Journeys of David Toback
(Schocken, 1981) provides an invaluable glimpse of Jewish life
in Shumsk and Volhynia at the end of the 19th century in all its
difficulty. You can find out-of-print copies of the book fairly
a great review of the book by Ted Solotaroff.
Lynne Tolman has placed a Shumsk
necrology on the
Shumsk is included in this excerpt from a 1929
Polish guide to Volhynia. Here is the original, and here is the
translation into English.
The Kremenets Shtetl Co-op has many resources of
great value to Shumsk researchers. Learn about the town
and region, and delve deeper through their research
Here is the official website of Shumsk today.
to the Shumsk Pages