ROSENBERG CONVICTION

I remember seeing this photo of the Rosenbergs on the cover of Time Magazine when I was 5. I was shocked to find out who they were and what happened to them.

Ethel Rosenberg, 35, and her husband, Julius, 34, are separated by a wire screen as they ride to separate jails in New York City March 29, 1951 following their conviction as traitors in the nation’s first atom spy trial. Convicted with them was Morton Sobell, a 33-year-old radar expert. They were accused of trying to deliver war secrets, including vital A-bomb data, to Soviet Russia.

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