By Larry Parnass
Daily Hampshire Gazette
September 23, 2008
To some, an old man's admission this month about Soviet-era spying closes the book on one of the most divisive cases in American legal history.
But two Valley men who've lived this story for a half century- since their parents' execution June 19, 1953 - continue to believe the full story cannot yet be written...(read more here)
By Morton Sobell
September 18, 2008
To the Editor:
Re "57 Years Later, Figure in Rosenberg Case Says He Spied for Soviets" (front page, Sept. 12): I want to make it clear that my only direct knowledge of Julius Rosenberg's activities on behalf of the Soviets during World War II- the activities I spoke with your reporter about- was what he and I did together.
He never told me about anything else he was engaged in. Some readers of your article might asssume that I was corroborating the government's charge about the alleged espionage of David Greenglass- that I was implying that Julius had told me of his other activities. He never did.
To this day I do not know how much of what David Greenglass said at the trial (aside from his perjury about Ethel Rosenberg's alleged typing) is true or false.
As for me, I helped an ally (admittedly illegally) during World War II. I chose not to cooperate with the government in 1950. The issues are now with the historians.
Morton Sobell, Bronx, Sept. 12, 2008
By Elizabeth Corridan
ABC 40 (WGGB TV, Springfield, MA)
July 24, 2008
Robert Meeropol reacts to the July 2008 precedent-setting legal decision to release the previously-secret transcipt of testimony of 43 out of 46 witnesses who appeared in front of the Grand Jury investigating his parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg...(view the video below)
An in-depth interview with Robert Meeropol, by host Peter Franklin, taped in New York City in the fall of 2008 and aired February 15, 2009, on "The New York Hour" segment of the BBC Radio program "Up All Night"... (listen at the link below)
Hosts: Esther Kaplan and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark
WBAI radio (Pacifica)
October 26, 2008
The Case Against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: New Revelations
In 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed for passing the secret of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. This fall, the release of grand jury transcripts and the admission by co-defendant Morton Sobel lthat he and Julius Rosenberg passed industrial and military (but not atomic) secrets to the USSR during WWII, have re-opened the debate over their culpability and the handling of their case by the U.S. government. We talk about these revelations with their younger son, Robert Meeropol...(listen to the interview at the link below)
Orphaned by the state
By Joanna Moorhead
March 21, 2009
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed by the US government as Soviet spies. Their younger son Robert - now in his 60s and surprisingly upbeat - tells Joanna Moorhead that the best revenge is to have lived a good life... (read more at the link below)
The Essential Lessons of the Rosenberg Case
By Michael and Robert Meeropol
October 5, 2008
We are the sons of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. We were young children -- 10 and 6 years old, respectively -- when our parents were put to death in the electric chair at Sing Sing for passing the secret of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
For many years after that, we believed our parents to be wholly innocent of the charges against them. But over the years, and especially as further evidence became available at the end of the Cold War, we began to question that belief.
Now, 55 years after their execution, two recent revelations in our parents' case have again rekindled fierce debate about their culpability. But in our opinion, these disclosures -- the release of our aunt's sworn statements to a grand jury and a surprise new admission by our parents' codefendant -- have obscured both the essence and the essential lessons of the Rosenberg case... (read more at the link below)
BBC World Service Interviews Robert Meeropol about the Rosenberg Fund for Children:
Robert Meeropol speaks to Outlook about the execution of his parents in the 50s when he was just 6 years old. They were American citizens who had been convicted for spying for the Soviet Union. Robert explains the impact this has had on his life and why he's established The Rosenberg Foundation for Children which helps the offspring of activists...(listen at the link below)