I received fascinating feedback from supporters across the country and around the world in response to my last blog post about attending the opening of the Rosenberg Archive at Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, and my dad and uncle’s reaction to David Greenglass’ death (available here).
I left off my last blog by promising to discuss the impact of this new information on the phrase “I come from Julius” and the Jello box top.
I concluded my blog last week, "Surprise Ending," with an overview of how I would have summarized my parents’ case prior to reading Walter and Miriam’s Schneir’s new book Final Verdict, and promised in my next blog to report on how the new book altered my beliefs. I also reviewed the two key events that led to my parents’ conviction and execution:
I don’t consider myself the world’s foremost expert on my parents’ case. For one thing, my brother, who has a better head for details and more patience for pinning them down, can recount more of the finer points than I can. Still, there are very few people in the world who know more about my parents’ case than I do.
With a couple of exceptions, I usually have spent June 19th, the anniversary of my parents’ execution, quietly. This year on the 19th, I’ll be leading a talk-back at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Sq. South, NYC, 4:00-6:00PM) after showing a film that, at first, I wanted no part of.