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About the Presentation
In 1951, during the heart of the McCarthy era, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were tried for conspiracy to commit espionage by Jewish prosecutors, sentenced for committing treason by a Jewish judge, and executed two years later just minutes before Shabbat for giving “the bomb” to the Soviet Union. The period was a difficult one not just for the Rosenbergs, but for American Jews in general. In other words, “It wasn’t good for the Jews.” What was the Jewish response to the Rosenberg case in the 1950s and beyond? Was the response appropriate? Why does the case and the response still matter today?
About the Author
Michael E. Goodman is a writer and editor of materials for children and young adults. His most recent nonfiction books written for students have focused on espionage, spy rings, and spy agencies. The Rosenberg case is one of many spy stories he has related in his writings.