Virtual event | 6:30-8:00PM EST | Hosted by the West Hartford Public Library
Description: Retired Attorney Robert Meeropol is the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and founder of the Rosenberg Fund for Children. His parents were executed by the US government on June 19th, 1953, when he was six years old, for what was called the theft of the secret of the Atomic Bomb. He will review his parents’ case, and emphasize more recent developments, including the publication in June, 2021 of “Ethel Rosenberg, An American Tragedy,” by award winning British biographer, Anne Sebba. Other recent developments led Robert and his brother, Michael, working with the Rosenberg Fund for Children, to ask former President Obama to exonerate their mother before he left office in 2017. Obama left office without responding, but now that Biden is President they are about to restart that campaign.
For over 50 years he has been a progressive activist, author and public speaker. In the 1970’s he and his brother, Michael, successfully sued the FBI and CIA to force the release of 300,000 previously secret documents about their parents. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, graduated law school in 1985, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.
In 1990, after leaving private practice, Robert founded the Rosenberg Fund for Children and served as its Executive Director until he retired from that position when his daughter took over the Fund’s leadership in 2013. Robert remains on the RFC’s Board of Directors.
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