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Turets, Belarus

Alternate names: Turets [Rus], Turzec [Pol], Turetz [Yid], Turec [Bel], Toretz, Tooretz, Turez, Turzets

Region: Minsk

  Town District Province Country
Before WWI (c. 1900):   Turets Novogrudok Minsk Russian Empire
Between the wars (c. 1930):   Turzec Stołpce Nowogródek Poland
After WWII (c. 1950):   Turets Soviet Union
Today (c. 2000):   Turets Belarus
Jewish Population in 1900: 737
Notes: Belarusian: Турэц. Russian: Турец. Yiddish: טורעץ
21 miles ESE of Navahrudak (Nowogródek), 17 miles W of Stowbtsy (Stołpce).
Turets, Belarus: 53°31' N, 26°19' E
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Additional information for Turets:

  • JewishGen Belarus SIG
  • Shtetl Finder (1989), p. 105: "Turetz".
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 8 (2005), pp. 354-356: "Turzec".
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 1351: "Turzec".

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