Category Archives: Rosenberg

Review : Heir to an Execution

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were accused of committing espionage during World War II and in the end, they were executed in 1953. The Rosenberg’s case is still controversial nowadays, however, it is commonly believed among historians that Julius had … Continue reading

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Film: An Heir to An Execution

    Last week, our class gathered together to watch a film about the notorious U.S. spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Far from being a typical documentary listing facts and explaining theories, this film was unorthodox in that it was a … Continue reading

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Heir to an Execution: A Quest for the Story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

By Anne Crowell, ’12 Before watching Heir to an Execution, I knew surprisingly little about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.  In my experience, they were usually confined to a brief mention in a paragraph about the fear of communist spies during … Continue reading

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The Rosenberg Trial: Ideology Enforced?

I enjoyed the Ivy Meeropol’s film Heir to an Execution, because it offered a different perspective on the political climate of theUS during the Cold War, portraying its human consequences for American citizens.  Her coverage of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s … Continue reading

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The Rosenbergs

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953 on the grounds of espionage – passing atomic bomb intelligence to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Their case has been the center of controversy for decades, with new, game-changing information … Continue reading

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Heir to an Execution: feeling out the shades of gray

Julianne Greco ’12 The Rosenberg case remains one of the most famous cases in the United States of alleged espionage and possible government conspiracy during the Red Scare. In her documentary Heir to an Execution, Ivy Meeropol, granddaughter of Julius … Continue reading

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The Rosenbergs’: Family and Work

by Prerana Pakhrin Most people prefer to separate their private lives from their professional ones. In that manner, the person who may be known as a loving and a well-loved parent/ sibling/ cousin to family members may be unrecognizable to … Continue reading

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The Rosenbergs: Treasonous Spies or Otherwise?

I was not familiar with the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg before we watched the documentary film made by their son Robert as a class last week. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were tried and convicted as spies for Soviet … Continue reading

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Execution in the Heir

By Rafael Sternbach ’12 Ivy Meeropol’s Heir to an Execution was a fascinating take on one of the most debated moments in the twentieth century, the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Because of her familial perspective, I was originally skeptical … Continue reading

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Film Showing: Heir to an Execution

by Anna Hansen ’12 The movie Heir to an Execution is a documentary the granddaughter of the Rosenbergs, Ivy Meeropol, created as she explored their story. In the movie she interviews people connected to her grandparents, visits places that were … Continue reading

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