“In short we did not get a fair trial and we were framed.” Julius Rosenberg
The Story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg is a play written in 1976 by Nina Serrano, Paul Richards and Judith Binder. The play tells the Rosenberg’s story entirely from the transcript of their trial and from their letters. A narrator fills in the historical context. It was performed on stages, on television and radio in the late 1970’s. Nina Serrano played Ethel Rosenberg. Paul Richards played David Greenglass and Judith Binder directed. Now, thirty seven years later, the script has been digitized and made available in book form for new generations to see.
Why offer it again after all these years? It has become shockingly clear that their story is more relevant than ever. Bradley Manning faces charges of aiding the enemy after blowing the whistle on crimes being committed by the government. Julian Assange faces the draconian attempt by the U.S. to extradite him to the U.S. to face sedition and treason allegations. The same lies and techniques used to kill the Rosenbergs are still operating in plain sight. The fight for truth and transparency in government today cannot ignore the lessons of the past. The legacy of the Rosenbergs, told in their own words, needs to be heard today if we are going to move forward towards a more democratic world. Click the link below to buy the book.