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Ethel Rosenberg (1915–1953)

Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg was born in New York City to Barnet and Tessie Greenglass. The family was very poor and lived in a shabby, unheated tenement. Ethel, the only daughter, attended Hebrew schools and Seward Park High School, graduating at age 15. She became a clerk for a shipping company, but was terminated for organizing a women workers' ... See full bio »

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 2007 Undercover History (TV Series)
- J. Edgar Hoover (2007) ... Herself
 2004 Heir to an Execution (Documentary)
 2002 Strange Fruit (Documentary)
 2000 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Herself
- Death Devices (2000) ... Himself
- Prisons (2000) ... Herself
 1998 Cold War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Spies (1998) ... Herself (uncredited)
- Reds (1998) ... Herself (uncredited)
 1997 The Fifties (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself - Atomic Spy
- The Fear & the Dream (1997) ... Herself - Atomic Spy
 1995 Nixon
Herself - Handcuffed with Husband (uncredited)
 1993 American Justice (TV Series documentary)
- The Rosenbergs ... Herself
 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Documentary)
 1976 The Front
 1975 McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter (Documentary)
 1947 13 Rue Madeleine
Herself (uncredited)

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We wish we might have had the tremendous joy and gratification of living our lives out with you. Your Daddy who is with me in the last momentous hours, sends his heart and all the love that is in it for his dearest boys. Always remember that we were innocent and could not wrong our conscience.


She and husband Julius Rosenberg were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Many believed their only crime was their affiliation with the Communist Party in America, but Nikita Khrushchev confirmed in his memoirs that the couple did, in fact, pass atomic secrets to the Soviets, for which they were executed.

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