In 1950, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were arrested for allegedly
passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union, an
affair FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover labeled the "crime of the
century." Their case became an international sensation, inspiring
petitions, letters of support, newspaper editorials, and protests
in countries around the world. Nevertheless, the Rosenbergs were
executed after years of appeals, making them the only civilians... more...