Julius And Ethel And The Nazi Of The Soviet Union

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On April 5, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union (“on this day”, p.1). Their execution was not meant to happen, it was used as a threat to encourage the Rosenberg’s to confess to their crimes. Julius and Ethel stuck to their story throughout the trial, they remained true to their communist beliefs, but they never confessed to being spies. The Rosenberg’s were executed in June 1953, but there was little evidence supporting their execution. Julius and Ethel had similar backgrounds, their young lives influenced their communist beliefs. Ethel was born on September 28, 1915 (“Biography of Ethel” p.1). Ethel lived in New York City with her parents Barnet and Tessie Greenglass and her three siblings. Mr. Greenglass ran a repair shop for sewing machines, they hardly had enough money to feed everyone. The family lived in a tenement that was unheated. Ethel wanted a better life fr herself, she attended a religious school and graduated at age 15. Ethel began her career as a clerk for a shipping company, but she was eventually fired because she was am organizer of a women’s strike. Ethel joined the Young Communist League and became a member of the American Communist Party (“Biography of Ethel” P.1). Julius was born in Russia and moved to America with his parents and three sisters, he attended the City College of New York, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. Julius and Ethel met at a New Years

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