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 posted online.

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A brief and outdated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 Interest Group.

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 easily. Read a great review of the book by Ted Solotaroff.

Lynne Tolman has placed a Shumsk necrology on the Web.

Shumsk is included in this excerpt from a 1929 Polish guide to Volhynia. Here is the original, and here is the Google translation into English.

The new documentary My Dear Children is set partly in Shumsk and is being shown on PBS stations around the country.

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 page.

Here is the official website of Shumsk today.

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