By Andrea Chojnacki Hour 1 Chapter 18
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
The Rosenberg's were minor activists in the American Communist party. The couple was asked if they were communist and they denied the charges of being accused. They had pleaded to the Fifth Amendment, they claimed they were being persecuted just because they were Jewish and they had their own beliefs.
What is espionage?
Espionage is the practice of spying or using spies to discover what other nations Military and Political secrets.
What did they get accused for?
The Rosenberg's got accused for having some kind of spy ring that had been passing top secret information that had to do with the atomic bomb from the U.S. to the Soviet Union. After pleading guilty they were finally convicted in March 1951. On April they had been sentenced to death.
They were transferred to Sing Sing prison in New York to wait to be executed. Julius Rosenberg had died about 8 p.m on June 19,1953. They both had died in an electric chair, only because they both refused to admit what they had done. They had left behind two sons named Michael and Robert Rosenberg.
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