Recent Press Coverage

'Exonerating Ethel' with Jennifer Meeropol

On Sunday June 6th at 11 AM EDT, RFC Executive Director (and Ethel Rosenberg's granddaughter) Jenn Meeropol will deliver a virtual, guest presentation "Exonerating Ethel" as part of the Community… Read More

"The executed innocent: Why justice for Ethel Rosenberg still matters"

How a new investigation into a 1951 spy trial exposed long-running injustices committed in the name of US security. READ MORE  

A Carnival of Breaking Stuff and Lynching: January 6th

So much we have to learn from January 6th. On the first part of today’s show History Professor Robert Schneider calls it a “Populist Transgression,” without a legitimate grievance. Other uprisings… Read More

OPINION: The Capital Rioters Were Like a Lynch Mob

Robert Meeropol is the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and the adopted son of Abel and Anne Meeropol. His is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children,… Read More

The Rosenberg Fund Reports Record-Breaking Year

The Reminder By Angelica J. CoreJanuary 12, 2021 EASTHAMPTON – In a time of great need, the Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) awarded a record-breaking $230,000 in awards in fall 2020 for programs… Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn’ on HBO, a Fascinating Portrait of an American Villain

The Gist: Meeropol’s interviewees reserve their choicest commentary for Roy Cohn: “He was a lawless madman.” “The personification of evil.” “Without conscience.” “Like Dracula coming out of his box… Read More

Where Are Michael and Robert Meeropol Now?

‘Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn’ is a look into the role Roy Cohn played in Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s espionage trial, and how later he was tied to several prominent political… Read More

Sons of Cold War spies reinvestigate their parents' case

It was called "The Crime of the Century," one of the most famous espionage cases of the Cold War.  In 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sent to the electric chair for conspiring to provide the… Read More

The Sins of the Father Shall Not Be Visited on the Son

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg's son has devoted his life to aiding children of imprisoned radical leftists. And his work is about to become more urgent than ever.

President Obama did not exonerate Ethel Rosenberg

To the disappointment of many, thousands of individuals and organizations who supported the appeal to President Obama’s conscience in an effort to move him to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg, Obama did not… Read More

Exiting Obama does not act on request to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg

EASTHAMPTON - The sons of accused spy Ethel Rosenberg say they will not give up on their quest to have their mother exonerated, after President Obama left office without acting on their bid.

Sons of Ethel Rosenberg grateful for support, even without a pardon

EASTHAMPTON — A nearly yearlong campaign by Robert and Michael Meeropol urging President Barack Obama to exonerate their mother, Ethel Rosenberg, ended with Obama’s presidency Friday.

Feds used Ethel Rosenberg as leverage against Soviet spy husband, executed her with insufficient evidence: report

The U.S. government used convicted Soviet spy Ethel Rosenberg as a “pawn” in the case against her atomic-secret-stealing husband despite a lack of evidence, a new inquiry into the execution of the… Read More

Ethel Rosenberg Was Collateral Damage In Soviet Spy Case, Sons Say

Heard on Morning Edition | In 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed on spying convictions. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert and Michael Meeropol, the Rosenberg sons, about their quest to have… Read More

Son Of Julius And Ethel Rosenberg Seeks Exoneration From Obama

December 13, 2016, Updated 12/14/2016 9:11 AM Among the last orders of business for outgoing presidents are the presidential pardons, exonerations and sentence commutations.

Michael Dukakis Asks Obama to Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg

Rosenberg was executed with her husband in 1953, but mounting evidence indicates she was not a Soviet spy.