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Shatsk is an urban-type settlement in Volyn Oblast, Ukraine, to the north-west of Kovel. It is the administrative center of Shatsk Raion. Population:The village is situated in a picturesque area in the western part of Volyn Woodlands, surrounded by lakes, which are sometimes called Shatsky (Big Black, Svitjaz, Pulemetske, Luke Liutsymer, Somynets, Karasynets, Ozertso).HistoryThe town was first mentioned in 1410. During the Invasion of Poland it was the battlefield of the Battle of Szack between Polish forces of general Wilhelm Orlik-Rueckemann and the Soviet 4th Army.The Jewish population of the village at the beginning of the German occupation was probably around 300. Germans arrived in the village on June 30, 1941. In October 1941, the Jews of the city and surrounding villages were captives in a ghetto. Shortly after, 319 Jews were shot by the Einsatzkommando and German police.Shatsk is in Volyn Oblast. Before you visit Ukraine, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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