My dad steals “the axe”

Posted by on Jan 31, 2003

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This URL might seem strange, but — Cecil Rospaw is actually my father. My family’s traditional name is Von Rospach, which traces back a few generations to the Alsace region of France (or Germany, depending on who took it over last). In WW II, having a German surname became politically difficult, so the name was americanized. when I graduated from high school, I decided to return to the family’s true name, and became a Von Rospach again…