The Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

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It is 60 years since an American couple were executed for spying. They had been convicted of passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union. They left two young sons in the care of friends. Their younger son, Robert, spoke to Witness in 2010.

(Image: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Tue 18 Jun 2013 07:50 GMT

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