The Rosenberg Spy Case

The authors participated in a discussion of the Rosenberg spy case and the death penalty in the Cold War era. Julius and Ethel… read more

The authors participated in a discussion of the Rosenberg spy case and the death penalty in the Cold War era. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were tried and convicted of conspiring to steal atomic secrets for the Soviet Union in 1951 and were executed for their crimes two years later. Sergei Kostin is an expert on Russian spy affairs and co-author of The Man Behind the Rosenbergs. This memoir, dictated by Alexander Felisov, details Feklisov’s career as the Russian KGB case officer who handled Julius Rosenberg and other Americans supplying classified military information. Sam Roberts is the author of The Brother: The Untold Story of Atomic Spy David Greenglass and How He Sent His Sister, Ethel Rosenberg, to the Electric Chair. He examined the previously unknown Russian side of the Rosenberg spy case. This discussion marks the opening of the new exhibition, “The Rosenbergs Reconsidered: The Death Penalty in the Cold War Era,” at the New York Historical Society which includes photographs, newspaper articles, and facsimiles of diagrams used during the trial along with other items. The author answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 24, 2001
Last Aired:
Sep 19, 2004

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  • Nov 24, 2001 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 25, 2001 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 23, 2001 | 7:11am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 26, 2004 | 10:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 15, 2004 | 5:25am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 19, 2004 | 5:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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