The Controversial Trial Of Julius And Ethel Rosenberg

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg The Rosenberg trial that ended in double execution on the electric chair in 1953 is one of the most controversial trials of all time. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were husband and wife living in New York City working for the U.S. Signal Corporation. During this time they were both accused and later found guilty of illegally providing information about the U.S atomic bomb research to the Soviet Union. Ethel never had actual evidence gathered against her but only called in for questioning about her husband’s involvement. However, Julius Rosenberg was guilty of spying for the Soviet Union because of the way Julius chose to live his life, the evidence that was gathered against him, and the affect his death had on the …show more content…

The two brothers have been fighting for many years in order to clear their mother’s name. They both admit that their father was indeed a Soviet Union spy. They too believe that he passed along secrets about the atomic bomb research in the United States (Washington Post). The jury on the other hand after executing both Julius and Ethel Rosenberg had claimed that Ethel Rosenberg might have been innocent after all ( New York). Due to evidence that had surfaced after the breakup of the Soviet Union and declassification of Venona, suggests that Julius Rosenberg did in fact pass atomic secrets to the Soviet Union (New York). An FBI memo of June 17, 1953, showing what one of the questions to ask Julius was if his wife was aware of his involvement (New York). Two days before Ethel Rosenberg was executed, the FBI was still not able confirm if she even knew about the crimes for which she was about to be executed for. In the end Julius Rosenberg was executed first while Ethel was executed last. She was possibly executed last because of how unsure the government was about her

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