The Brother
who sent the Rosenbergs on the electric chair

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In July 1950 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, both American citizens, were arrested by the FBI for delivering vital information on the US nuclear programme to the Soviet Union.They both insisted that they were innocent, went on trial, were condemned and executed on June 19th 1953.
The American public was split in half over the case and world opinion was outraged. The Rosenbergs left two children, Robert and Michael Rosenberg, aged 6 and 10.

Ethel’s brother David was arrested in June
1950 and got a 15 year sentence. His wife Ruth Greenglass got off completely unscathed. When the FBI and the KGB archives were finally declassified in the late 90s, we discovered a story of dramatic dimensions. There is proof beyond doubt that Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were spies and were guilty of helping the Soviet Union from lagging behind in the nuclear race probably by years. They committed what Edgar J. Hoover dubbed the ‘Crime of the Century’.
Why did David Greenglass negotiate a deal with the US justice that delivered his own sister to the electric chair?

Directors : Robert Kuperberg & Clara Kuperberg
Production : Wichita Films
Producer : Julia Kuperberg
Network : Planète
Year : 2008
Running Time : 52 minutes


Robert Meeropol
Son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

Sam Roberts
New York Time journalist and author of the book The Brother

Jennifer Meeropol
Granddaughter of the Rosenbergs

Raymond Batvinis
Former FBI agent