Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Name change search in Israel #galicia


Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

Dear Galitzianers,

I am doing research on my relative Edward Rostal b. May 19, 1907 in
Krakow, Poland. He graduated >from the law department of the
Jagiellonian University in Krakow in 1932.

His parents were:
Karol Kalman Rosthal, a commercial agent b. 1872 in Tarnow, Poland,
d. 1944 in Auschwitz
Eugenia Gittel Statter b. 1887 in Nowy Targ, Poland, d. 1944 in Auschwitz

Edward Rostal had a wife by the name Ella b. 1911. I don't know her
maiden name. They were Holocaust survivors and moved to Israel (likely
when it was still called Palestine) after the war. They were already married
before arriving in Israel.

Edward Rostal was an editor of the Polish-language paper "Nowiny" and
later "Nowiny i Kurier." He was a candidate to Knesset at least three times,
in 1955, 1965 and 1969 and to General Council in 1959 but I am unable
to verify if he won the respective elections. He was a member of the
Independent Liberal Party in the 60-ties.

Edward Rostal died in January 1980 and his wife Ella is not alive either.
They had one son Adam but he changed the name Rostal to a Hebrew one.
He may know more about his father and have valuable documents but I
cannot find him. Adam is married.

Does anyone know if there is any way to trace a name change in Israel so
that I could look for Adam or his descendants under their current Hebrew
surname?

Peter Jassem
Toronto

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