In June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were led separately from their prison cells to be put to death in the electric chair. Both had been convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union, despite the fact that the U.S. government was aware that the evidence against Ethel was shaky at best and based on the perjury of her own brother. Much new evidence has surfaced since then—including letters to husband, her lawyer and her psychotherapist—and here Anne Sebba paints a new portrait of Ethel as an aspiring opera singer who become a devoted wife and mother, but lost her way in the 1950s, becoming infamous for a crime she did not commit.
Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy
Author: Anne Sebba.