By Robert Meeropol
Robert Meeropol used to be six years previous in 1953 while his mom and dad, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, have been done after being convicted of Conspiracy to devote Espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union on the peak of the McCarthy period. prior to they have been positioned to demise, the Rosenbergs wrote a letter to their sons announcing they have been "secure within the wisdom that others may stick with it after them."
The Rosenbergs left their younger sons a legacy that used to be either a burden and a present, in addition to an aching emotional void. Robert Meeropol grew up torn among the necessity to pursue his political values and his severe worry that non-public publicity may well topic him and his relations to violence or maybe death.
An Execution within the Family info Robert Meeropol's political odyssey from being the Rosenbergs' son to changing into a widespread political activist in his personal correct, and it chronicles a truly own trip of self-discovery. this is often the tale of the way he attempted to stability a robust wish to dwell a typical lifestyles and lift a family members with a transforming into have to create whatever helpful out of his youth nightmare. it's also a poignant account of the way, at age forty-three, he eventually stumbled on the way to honor his mom and dad and be real to himself.
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