My grandparents were executed 70 years ago today. In their final letter to my father and uncle they wrote: “We died secure in the knowledge that others would carry on after us.” Since 1990, support from thousands of people allowed first my dad, and more recently me, to justify my grandparents' faith and convert the destruction that was visited upon our family into the Rosenberg Fund for Children.
This morning, June 16, 2023, Just Security published Robert and Michael Meeropol’s request to the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Archives to release the files related to their mother, Ethel Rosenberg.
Entitled "A Historic Cold War Execution on Espionage Charges: Information Delayed is Information Denied," their Op Ed begins:
On August 26th, the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted a virtual event with Historian and Curator Andrew Hammond in conversation with Anne Sebba, the author of "Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy." Rosenberg son Michael Meeropol participated in the Q&A section of the program.