Fascinating stuff has been coming out in the last few months about the Rosenberg trial, and the very real possibility that Ethel Rosenberg was innocent. In a recently released book, one of the main witnesses against her, her own brother, admitted that he had lied to the grand jury when he said that Ethel had typed up a list of secrets to give to the Soviets, however, Soviet radio intercepts made it clear that the secrets were written out longhand.
The National Security Archive has been fighting for a long time to get the testimony in the case released, and they finally won out. In the testimony we find that Ethel's Sister-in-Law actually wrote out the secrets longhand, and never mentioned the story about typing the notes up to the Grand Jury. It was only when she & her husband came before the court that they made that story up.
Fascinating stuff, and I would love to learn what if any deals the government made with the Greenglass' to change their story. I wonder if we can get new information on the Alger Hiss case now?
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