An Execution in the Family

One Son's Journey

Robert Meeropol, Son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

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An Execution in the Family details Robert Meeropol's political odyssey from Rosenberg son to political activist in his own right, and chronicles a very personal story of self-discovery. It is the story of how he tried to balance a strong desire to live a normal life and raise a family, with a growing need to create something useful out of his nightmare childhood. It is also a poignant account of how, at age forty-three, he finally found a way to honor his parents and also be true to himself.

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Chapter One

Losing at Monopoly

I WAS SIX YEARS, ONE MONTH, AND ONE DAY OLD ON MONDAY, JUNE 15, 1953—four days before my parents' execution. That hot June my ten-year-old brother, Michael, and I were living with friends of my parents, Ben and Sonia Bach, in Toms River, New Jersey. I was a thin, dark-haired, olive-skinned child of average height. My face tapered from a high forehead to a somewhat pointed chin. I'm told my most striking feature was brown eyes that were so deep set they often appeared ringed like a raccoon's. I was finishing my kindergarten year at Toms River Elementary

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Robert Meeropol, Son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

Robert Meeropol is the founder and executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) and the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. He has been a progressive activist, author, and speaker for thirty years. Since its founding in 1990, the RFC has provided for the education and emotional needs of both targeted activist youth and children in this country whose parents have been harassed, injured, jailed, lost jobs, or died in the course of their progressive activities. Robert Meeropol lives in Massachusetts with his family.

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An Execution in the Family
One Son's Journey
Robert Meeropol, Son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312306373
ISBN10: 0312306377
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages, Includes eight pages of black-and-white photographs
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429977944
ISBN10: 1429977949
288 pages
$7.99
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