The Rosenbergs Were Blamed for Starting a War. It Wasn’t True.
by Lori Clune
That was just one of the egregious flaws in the trial that ended in their deaths.
Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg? No. Apologize for Her Execution? Yes.
by Lori Clune
In imposing the death penalty that federal officials committed a cruel and unjust act, no matter her guilt as an aware spectator of her husband's spying.
Children of Ethel Rosenberg demand their mother be exonerated
by HNN Editor
In an op ed in the NYT, the Metropol brothers -- sons of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, the accused atomic spies, claim that grand jury testimony that was just released exonerates their mother.
David Greenglass and Max Elitcher’s Secret Grand Jury Testimony Unsealed: What the Transcripts Really Reveal About the Rosenberg Spy Case
by R. Bruce Craig
This is what the media neglected to mention.
Grasping at Straws to Try to Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg
by Ronald Radosh
A newly released transcript spurs fresh media efforts to show that the Soviet spy wasn’t a Soviet spy.
Secret Grand Jury Testimony From Ethel Rosenberg’s Brother Is Released
A newly released grand jury transcript provides some supporting evidence to Mrs. Rosenberg’s defenders, who believe that she was unfairly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
SOURCE: National Security Archive
National Security Archive and Historical Associations File Petition To Open Key Remaining Rosenberg Grand Jury Records
Death of David Greenglass Removes Legal Barrier; 2008 Release Included Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Testimony.
SOURCE: Minding the Campus
Ronald Radosh: 92 Professors Go After Mitch Daniels
Ronald Radosh is author or co-author of more than sixteen books, including The Rosenberg File, Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War, and A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel. He is Adjunct Fellow at The Hudson Institute and a columnist for PJ Media.
Moving New Play on the Rosenbergs and 1950s Atomic Secrets
by Bruce Chadwick
Ethel Sings: Espionage in High CWalker Space Theater46 Walker StreetNew York, N.Y.The summer of 2013 is the 60th anniversary of the execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, accused of selling American atomic secrets to the Soviet Union from about 1943 to the early 1950s. Even though it was later proved that they were guilty, the pair remains political celebrities today.Ethel Sings, by Joan Beber, is a moving drama about the couple, who died in their mid-30s (Ethel was 38, Julius 35), leaving behind two small children, Michael and Robert. Their case brought on several rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, several delays of execution and even a last minute plea to President Dwight Eisenhower. Beber paints a fine portrait of the couple, who went from joining the Communist Party to organizing labor and political rallies to espionage. They were, like some other ultra-liberals of the era, convinced that world was in better hands with the Soviets than the Americans. So they decided to do what they could to help the Soviets. That was their downfall.
The Case for Sparing the Rosenbergs
by Lori Clune
Credit: Wiki Commons.Sixty years ago this week, Ethel Rosenberg was strapped into the same electric chair that killed her husband Julius moments before. Her gruesome death ended the spy case that captured worldwide attention. Julius Rosenberg had been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit espionage, specifically passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviets.FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had also ordered the arrest of Julius’ wife Ethel, hoping to use her as a “lever” to get Julius to name other spies. He never spoke. They both died instead.The grisly executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1953 made their sons orphans and shocked the world. The Rosenbergs remain the only married couple executed for a federal crime and the only civilians killed for spying.
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