Where is Politzk, Russia? #lithuania

Irina Fridman

It's Polotzk or Polotsk in Belorus

Russ Maurer

Consider Polatsk, Belarus, about 150 miles from Vilnius. Less likely option: Płock ("Plotsk"), Poland. Both were within the Russian empire prior to WWI.

Russ Maurer

Yaakov Saxon

I’m sure people more knowledgeable will chime in, but I wonder if Politzk might be Plotzk, the Yiddish name for Plock, Poland (then under the Russian empire - my ancestors from nearby Plonsk also have it listed as Russia)

Yaakov Saxon

Elsebeth Paikin

Can it be Polotsk, Vitebsk gubernia, now Belarus?
best wishes
Elsebetb Paikin


My grandfather emigrated to New York City in 1913 (born in the early 1890's). I was told he was from Russia then I was told he was from Lithuania, as was msy grandmother (she was from Vilnius). His World War II registration card says he was born in "POLITZK, RUSSIA."  I cannot find this on the internet.  Does anyone know where this is or what it's called today?  Any help is appreciated.