SHUMSK I: US Commission No. UA19070501
Alternate name: Shumskoye (Yiddish), Shimsk (German), Shomsk (Hungarian) and Szumsk (Czech.) Shumsk is located in Ternopolskaya at 50º7 26º7, 120 km from Ternopol. The mass grave is located at S, Zavodskaya St. near bakery. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with no Jews.
SHUMSK II: US Commission No. UA19070101
The cemetery is located at 200 m from Executive Council. End of L. Ukrainky Street. The Jewish cemetery was established in 17th century with last known Karlin-Stolin Hasidic burial 1950. Jewish Community was unlandmarked. The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the cemetery. 101 to 500 common tombstones, most in original location with 25%-50% toppled or broken, date from 19th to 20th century. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery and agricultural use (crops or animal grazing.) Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Organized Jewish group tours or pilgrimage groups and local residents occasionally visit. The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years. Local/municipal authorities cleaned stones. Authorities clean or clear occasionally. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing graves and stones. Serious threat: vegetation. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access. Slight threat: pollution and vandalism.
Kirzhner Moisey Davidovich of 263005 Lutsk, Grushevskogo Street. 18, Apt.38 [Phone: (03322) 34775] visited site and completed survey on 24/04/1996. Interviewed were Andriyannik Semen Ivanovich of Shumsk,L. Ukrainki St. 59 [Phone: (03558)21183] on 24/04/1996. Documentation: Shmuel Spector. The Holocaust of Volynian Jews , 1941-45 ; Yad Vashem. Federation of Volynian Jews. Jerusalem 1990.