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From The Archives: The Rosenberg Executions

Sixty years ago on June 19, 1953, married couple Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed in the state of New York for the crime of conspiracy to commit espionage. They had been convicted for allegedly passing information to the Soviet Union that assisted in the U.S.S.R.'s development of the atomic bomb. The Rosenbergs were the first civilians executed for espionage in U.S. history, and their case was one of the most sensational of its era, stirring up both anticommunist paranoia and accusations that the two were merely scapegoats. (7 PHOTOS)