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An Excerpt from “Phantom Spies, Phantom Justice” by Miriam Moskowitz

August 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Features

In the Summer of 1950, Miriam Moskowitz was arrested at her office along with Abraham Brothman, the owner.  Both were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.  The ensuing trial and its publicity were, in Roy Cohn’s own words, “a dry run of the upcoming Rosenberg trial.” The same informants, prosecuting attorneys, and judge were used in both cases.  Miriam served two years at Alderson; before her sentencing, she spent time in New York’s Women’s House of Detention along with Ethel Rosenberg (before her execution). This Chapter describes the two women’s friendship under very trying conditions.

Click here to read the book’s chapter on “Ethel Rosenberg.”

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