Dear Mr. Katz,
Maybe I’m a descendant (grandson) of Jenő Lax. He was from Máramarossziget, not from Budapest, but this is irrelevant as he may have declared it to simplify things with the shipping company. He eventually emigrated to Uruguay (which I believe was not his intended destination) but I know he made a stopover in Rio de Janeiro.
I would be very grateful if you could provide some information about him and the other Laxes who apparently were from the same place as my grandfather (Maramores, Sighet).
Carlos G. Spitz
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