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
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 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
Here is the official website of Shumsk today.