23 Facts About Julius Rosenberg


Julius Rosenberg was born on May 12,1918, in New York City to a family of Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire.

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Julius Rosenberg's parents worked in the shops of the Lower East Side as Julius attended Seward Park High School.

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Julius Rosenberg became a leader in the Young Communist League USA while at City College of New York during the Great Depression.

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Julius Rosenberg originally was an aspiring actress and singer, but eventually took a secretarial job at a shipping company.

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Julius Rosenberg became involved in labor disputes and joined the Young Communist League, where she met Julius in 1936.

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Julius Rosenberg joined the Army Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, in 1940, where he worked as an engineer-inspector until 1945.

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Julius Rosenberg was discharged when the US Army discovered his previous membership in the Communist Party.

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Julius Rosenberg provided thousands of classified reports from Emerson Radio, including a complete proximity fuse.

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Under Feklisov's supervision, Julius Rosenberg recruited sympathetic individuals into NKVD service, including Joel Barr, Alfred Sarant, William Perl, and Morton Sobell, an engineer.

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In February 1944, Julius Rosenberg succeeded in recruiting a second source of Manhattan Project information, engineer Russell McNutt, who worked on designs for the plants at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Julius Rosenberg claimed that his sister Ethel's husband Julius Rosenberg had convinced David's wife Ruth to recruit him while visiting him in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1944.

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Julius Rosenberg said Julius had passed secrets and thus linked him to the Soviet contact agent Anatoli Yakovlev.

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On July 17,1950, Julius Rosenberg was arrested on suspicion of espionage based on David Greenglass's confession.

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Julius Rosenberg claimed that he was kidnapped by members of the Mexican secret police and driven to the US border, where he was arrested by US forces.

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Julius Rosenberg's attorney asked the US commissioner to parole her in his custody over the weekend, so that she could make arrangements for her two young children.

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Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were buried at Wellwood Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery in Pinelawn, New York.

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Julius Rosenberg said the Soviets had developed their own bomb by trial and error.

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Ethel did not have a codename KGB messages which were contained in the Venona project's Vassiliev files, and which were not made public until 2009, revealed that both Ethel and Julius Rosenberg had regular contact with at least two KGB agents and were active in recruiting not only Ethel's brother David Greenglass, but another Manhattan Project spy named Russell McNutt.

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Julius Rosenberg said they had urged the death sentence for Ethel in an effort to extract a full confession from Julius.

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Julius Rosenberg reportedly said, "She called our bluff", as she made no effort to push her husband to any action.

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Julius Rosenberg admitted that he had given documents to the Soviet contact, but said these had to do with defensive radar and weaponry.

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Julius Rosenberg said that he thought the hand-drawn diagrams and other atomic-bomb details that were acquired by David Greenglass and passed to Julius were of "little value" to the Soviet Union, and were used only to corroborate what they had already learned from the other atomic spies.

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Julius Rosenberg said that he believed Ethel Rosenberg was aware of her husband's deeds, but took no part in them.

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