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September 24, 2015, Easthampton, MA: On Monday, September 28th, 2015, at 11:00 am, Members of the New York City Council including Council Member Dromm, will issue a public proclamation on the steps of New York City Hall, honoring Ethel Rosenberg on what would have been her 100th birthday. The public, and members of the media, are invited to attend.

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg’s sons, Michael and Robert Meeropol (formerly Rosenberg), who were 10 and 6 at the time of their parents’ execution, will be present to

take part in this historic event, along with other members of the Meeropol family. Michael and Robert Meeropol will speak as part of the ceremony and take questions from the media until the conclusion of the event at 12:00 noon.

Ethel Rosenberg was executed along with her husband, Julius Rosenberg, on June 19th, 1953 after being convicted, at the height of the Red Scare-McCarthy period, of giving what was called “the secret of the Atomic Bomb” to the Soviet Union. The recently released grand jury testimony of Ethel Rosenberg’s chief accusers, David and Ruth Greenglass, provided powerful proof that Ethel Rosenberg’s conviction was based on their perjuries. Ethel and Julius were natives and life-long residents of New York

City, where they resided at the time of their arrests.

 

For information or interviews contact Amber Black at the Rosenberg Fund for Children, (413) 529-0063, amber@rfc.org

 

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