Tag: shumsk

  • Ternopil Oblast

    If there is one place in Ukraine - away from the more popular regions of Kiev, Lviv and Odessa - that you simply have to visit, it must be Ternopil. This stunning oblast is roughly 13.8 thousand square kilometers in size and it enjoys a wonderfully moderate continental climate. Summers here are warm and moist while winters are relatively gentle compared to other Eastern European regions. ...

  • Shumsk

    Shumsk was a Jewish city in every sense of the word. Its inheritance was that of a rich culture through which tradition and strong beliefs dominated. During the 1897 ‘All Russian Census’ it was estimated that the Shumsk population stood at 2,258, of which 1,962 were Jews, making up a total of 87%. This was a staggering dominance in comparison to the residual 13% made up by a mixture of ...