The Rosenberg File: An update, part 2

In writing yesterday about Morton Sobell’s admission to espionage with the Rosenbergs on behalf of the Soviet Union, I noted Ronald Radosh’s Los Angeles Times column. Also of interest is Radosh’s September 12 New York Sun column on the release of the Rosenberg grandy jury records that seem to have prompted Sobell’s admission. (I believe that the grandy jury records were released in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in which Radosh paricipated.) At the end of his Sun column, Radosh highlights forthcoming material on the Rosenberg case:

These current files are not the end of this story. Later, the court will release the files of a related case, that of Abraham Brothman and Miriam Moskowitz, which had the same chief accuser as the Rosenbergs, chemist Harry Gold.

Moreover, next year, a new book written by Harvey Klehr and John Haynes will produce actual KGB documents never before seen that will shed more light on the role Ethel Rosenberg played in the KGB network set up by Julius Rosenberg.

Radosh concludes that until the KGB (now known as the FSB) releases its files to the public the full story of the Rosenberg spy ring will never be known. In the meantime, I recommend Radosh and Milton’s second edition of The Rosenberg File.

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