We Are Your Sons: The Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

In 1950, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg lived with their two sons on New York s Lower East side The boys visited their father s machine shop on Houston Street, rode subways to the Bronx Zoo, were avid Brooklyn Dodger fans Abruptly one day their life together dissolved Julius was arrested, then Ethel They were accused of The Crime of the Century and ultimately sent to thIn 1950, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg lived with their two sons on New York s Lower East side The boys visited their father s machine shop on Houston Street, rode subways to the Bronx Zoo, were avid Brooklyn Dodger fans Abruptly one day their life together dissolved Julius was arrested, then Ethel They were accused of The Crime of the Century and ultimately sent to the electric chair Their sons were shunted between reluctant relatives and children s shelters Eventually, they were adopted and protected from the public eye.Woven with the letters Ethel and Julius wrote while in prison many of them previously unpublished Robert and Michael discuss their memories of that turbulent time They write about their adoptive parents, Anne and Abel Meeropol, who provided them with security and emotional stability in a culturally rich environment Abel Meeropol wrote Strange Fruit, the anti lynching anthem made famous by Billie Holiday And they talk about their own growth in the politically explosive 1960 s.This books is a vital social document, told simply yet intensely and persuasively It is a story the reader will not be able to ignore, both politically compelling and personally moving.
We Are Your Sons The Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg In Ethel and Julius Rosenberg lived with their two sons on New York s Lower East side The boys visited their father s machine shop on Houston Street rode subways to the Bronx Zoo were avid Bro

  • Title: We Are Your Sons: The Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
  • Author: Michael Meeropol Robert Meeropol
  • ISBN: 9780395205525
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I met Robert Meeropol when he came to Ossining, N.Y to speak at an anti-death penalty rally. Given that he lost both parents when he was only three, he has dedicated his life to helping children whose parents have been incarcerated. Interviewing him was the high point of my career. This book is the true, sometimes tragic story of what Robert and his brother went through after their parents were executed.

    2. NO ONE lost more during the McCarthy era than the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. A sad sad thing. Hysteria, hatred and ignorance.

    3. Written by their children Robert and Michael Meeropol (1975) (Hist) '00 - proclaims the innocence of their parents which "The Rosenberg File" by Radosh and Milton (1983) puts to rest as a fairytale. Understandably vitriolic. Interesting for insights into what they, as the Rosenberg children, endured so far as public exploitation and manipulation are concerned. Skimmed the book on account of its clear bias.

    4. This book will make you feel ill. I don’t know what to think about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The truth of that particular trial has been so obscured that it’s not clear what really happened there. It’s clear to their sons that they loved their parents and missed them and being denied contact with them for years damaged them in many ways that took them years to overcome.Were the Rosenbergs really spies? Were they innocent as they claimed until they died — and their sons continue to clai [...]

    5. Although the evidence remains disputed, it appears that the Rosenberg’s were spies, but not atomic spies. Was the death penalty really called for in this case? They did not get a fair trial. Even Roy Cohn said the government had manufactured evidence against them. So while they probably did break a law that was passed amid the McCarthy hysteria, by far the greater crime was to kill husband and wife on June 19, 1953. Their execution is the true crime of the century that casts an ineradicable bl [...]

    6. Nous sommes vos fils (j'ai lu la traduction française), de Robert et Michael Meeropol, est l'histoire du couple Rosenberg, des Américains exécutés en 1953 pour «conspiration en vue d'espionner». Au fil des années, j'avais lu des bribes d'histoire et j'étais curieuse d'en savoir plus. Ce livre est écrit par les deux fils de Julius et Ethel, qui avaient respectivement 10 ans et 6 ans au moment de la mort de leurs parents. Il comprend plus de cent lettres écrites par les époux Rosenberg, [...]

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