Letter from Julius Rosenberg to Emanuel Bloch, 12/27/1952
Date:
1952/12/27
Container:
Box 2 Folder 2
Description:
Letter from Julius Rosenberg to Emanuel Bloch. Two pages. Begun 12/27, ended 12/28.
Summary:
He begins with a description of his walk around the prison yard that morning. Then he describes his restless state within his cell, and his feeling that time is running out and that he does not know to whom (or what) to write first. He explains that it is too difficult to write to his sons or his wife because he knows the extreme pain they feel at this moment. Because of this pain, he and Ethel must stay true to their principles, in the hopes that this hurt is not visited on other parents and children. He expresses confidence that, when they get older, their children will know that they were right. He believes that the men who concocted this frameup are attempting to execute them quickly in order to cover up their miscarriage of justice. Even if they are executed, he does not understand how the people responsible for their conviction will ever be able to explain their actions in the future. He proclaims that they are innocent and that "justice demands that we live to have our day in court to win complete vindication."
Associated Personal Entities:
Bloch, Emanuel H.
Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953
Associated Subjects:
Children.
Cold war
Families
Imprisonment
McCarthyism--1950-1960
National Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case
Parenthood.
Parenting
Prisons
Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953 – Trials, litigation, etc.
Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953 – Trials, litigation, etc.
Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953--Correspondence
Sing Sing Prison
Social Responsibility
Social advocacy
Writing.
Keywords:
Rosenberg Letters
1952
December