finding PELZEL in Montevideo #general

Paul Silverstone

In 1947 my cousins name GARBATY flew to Montevideo from New York to see
Hedwig PELZEL, 1483 Calle Largo, Montevideo

They had spent the war in Shanghai, and perhaps this person was a
relative who could give me some information on the family,

Is it possible to find this family today?
Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC


Karen Lukeman

Hi Paul, 

We visited Montevideo a few years ago, and had an amazing Jewish tour with Fanny Margolis who might be able to help because she has many contacts. Part of the tour included visiting a synagogue/Jewish community. You can learn more about her at

Good luck on your journey!
Karen Calmon Lukeman
KALMANOWITZ (Lyubcha and towns near Grodno, Vilna and Minsk)
GOLDSMITH (Bakshty and Ivje)
NASSER (Damascus)
BENBAJI (Damascus)
BALLAS (Damascus)


the name of the street, if it helps, is Cerro Largo.  Nowadays the area is not very nice, to say the least, so I don't think families live there anymore.  I was born in Montevideo (left many years ago) but the name doesn't ring a bell to me.  

best success,
Vivian Silbermann