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Heir to an execution : a granddaughter's story

Author: Marc LevinIvy MeeropolSheila NevinsDaphne PinkersonMichael MeeropolAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Home Video, [2004], ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are Cold War iconic symbols and their trial and execution embody the hysteria fueled by the McCarthy's red scare. But who were the Rosenberg's as people? Listen to staunch Rosenberg comrades and hear the intimate interviews with the filmmaker's father, Michael Meeropol, who brings an immediacy to his parents' story. This painful revelation eerily underscores the depth of political paranoia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Julius Rosenberg; Ethel Rosenberg; Morton Sobell; Ethel Rosenberg; Julius Rosenberg; Morton Sobell
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Levin; Ivy Meeropol; Sheila Nevins; Daphne Pinkerson; Michael Meeropol; Eth Clifford; Julius Rosenberg; Matthew Akers; Eric Seuel Davies; Ken Eluto; Human (Musical group); Blowback Productions, Inc.; HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0783130686 9780783130682
OCLC Number: 55154365
Language Note: Closed-captioned in English; optional voice-over in Spanish.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a documentary in 2003.
Special features include: Filmmaker audio commentary, interviews with Tony Kushner, Arthur Kinoy, Bill Ruben, and Additional observations from family and friends in the film.
Credits: Directors of photography, Matthew Akers, Ivy Meeropol ; editors, Eric Seuel Davies, Ken Eluto ; original music, Human.
Performer(s): Interviews with: Ivy Meeropol, Michael Meeropol, Ethel Rosenberg, Julius Rosenberg, Morton Sobell.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Responsibility: Blowback Productions ; producers, Marc Levin, Ivy Meeropol, Sheila Nevins, Daphne Pinkerson ; directed by Ivy Meeropol.

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are Cold War iconic symbols and their trial and execution embody the hysteria fueled by the McCarthy's red scare. But who were the Rosenberg's as people? Listen to staunch Rosenberg comrades and hear the intimate interviews with the filmmaker's father, Michael Meeropol, who brings an immediacy to his parents' story. This painful revelation eerily underscores the depth of political paranoia of the time and the impossibility of discovering the ultimate truth about the Rosenberg's guilt or innocence.

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