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An Excerpt from “Exoneration” by Emily Arnow Alman and David Alman

August 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Features

In 1951, Emily and David Alman co-founded along with William A. Reuben, The National Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case (later renamed the National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case). For eighteen months the two, Emily and Dave, neighbors of the Rosenbergs in New York City’s Knickerbocker Village housing development, led a vigorous — but ultimately unsuccessful — effort to save the Rosenbergs’ lives. Decades later, they turned their attention to exoneration. Six years after Emily’s death, their book was published by Green Elms Press. Here is the first chapter, which describes how the Alman’s became involved in the case and how they got the committee off the ground. Click here to read the book’s first chapter.

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  1. The next day, Morton Sobell was arraigned before the U.S. Commissioner, Southern District of New York, and his hearing was adjourned. Bail of $100,000 was continued. On September 18, 1950, Sobell again appeared for a hearing before the U.S. Commissioner, which was adjourned to enable the government to present its case to a federal grand jury. On October 10, 1950, a superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York. Morton Sobell, Ethel Rosenberg, Julius Rosenberg, David Greenglass, and Anatoli Yakovlev were charged with conspiracy to violate the espionage statutes.

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