Alternate name: Shumla under Ottoman rule. In NE Bulgaria south of the Danube river and near the Black Sea. It had an important Alliance Israelite Universelle school and the local Jewish community played an important role in the Bulgarian Sionist Movement. After WW II almost its entire Jewish population immigrated to Israel. Today, only very few Jews live in Shumen, most in mixed marriages. Only the Jewish cemetery remains from the Jewish community.
OLD CEMETERY: no longer exists.
Jewish cemetery: contains 653 graves of Jews who died between 1873 and 1966.pdf of burials in the Jewish cemetery: handwritten by Marko Abraham Farin (1893-1963) , but few names have been added after the date of his decease.
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