"Where Are They Now? Michael and Robert Meeropol"

"Where Are They Now? Michael and Robert Meeropol"

Robert Meeropol, son of executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

By: Kitty Bennett | Source: AARP Bulletin Today | April 4, 2010

Except for vague impressions of living in a tiny apartment with a warm and loving family, Robert Meeropol remembers very little about his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, sentenced to death 59 years ago today for passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviets.

Meeropol, who was 3 when his parents were arrested, says his first real memories of his parents were of the times he visited them in prison. Rather than being traumatic, those visits were comforting, he recalls.

The Rosenbergs’ impending executions prompted protests worldwide. Robert, then 6, and his brother Michael, 10, also demonstrated with their grandmother at the White House just days before their parents were put to death in the electric chair in the summer of 1953...(read the rest of the story at the link below).