Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy
 
  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 £15

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A loving mother.

A courageous idealist.

The first woman in the US to be executed for a crime other than murder.

On 19 June 1953, Ethel Rosenberg was electrocuted along with her husband for espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union, orphaning their two young boys. Regarded at the time by J. Edgar Hoover as the ‘trial of the century’, the story of her execution has a much more human side; a tale of a woman with dreams of becoming an opera singer who instead found herself battling the social mores of the 1950s. A woman whose life was barbarically cut short on the basis of tainted evidence for a crime she almost certainly did not commit.

Join author and historian Anne Sebba as she brings to life Ethel Rosenberg’s tragic story with dramatic prison letters that Ethel exchanged with her husband, lawyer, and psychotherapist over a three-year period, as well as interviews with Ethel's two sons and others who knew her, including a fellow prisoner.

Anne Sebba is an award winning biographer, historian and author of eleven books. A former Reuters Foreign Correspondent, she is a broadcaster and regularly appears on television talking about her books, mostly biographies of women including Jennie Churchill, Mother Teresa and Laura Ashley. She is a former chair of Britain's 10,000 strong Society of Authors and lecturer who gives talks to a variety of audiences in the US and UK as well as on cruises and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research. Anne is also a Trustee of The National Archives Trust.

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2021-10-29 14:00 2021-10-29 14:00 Europe/London Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy Join author and historian Anne Sebba as she brings to life Ethel Rosenberg’s tragic story with dramatic prison letters that Ethel exchanged with her husband, lawyer, and psychotherapist over a three-year period https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/29/ethel-rosenberg-a-cold-war-tragedy-276453 ,,,

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