Sunday, 22 November 2009
Southern New England premiere of the new French documentary (English language version), THE BROTHER WHO SENT THE ROSENBERGS TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR, exploring the Rosenberg Case and featuring the Rosenbergs' son and granddaughter, Robert and Jenn Meeropol, and others. Robert and Jenn will attend the screening, address the dramatic new developments in the case, and answer questions. The Meeropols also will describe the work of the organization created in Ethel and Julius' honor, the Rosenberg Fund for Children, marking its 20th anniversary helping children in the U.S. today who are enduring the same nightmarish circumstances that Robert did as a six-year-old child, when his parents were executed.
The program is sponsored by Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island and the Jewish Community Center of RI (JCCRI), and donations at the event will benefit the Rosenberg Fund for Children. (Donations are tax-deductible.)
Robert Meeropol also will sign copies of his memoir, AN EXECUTION IN THE FAMILY.
One of the Meeropols attended college in Providence, and I believe lived in Fox Point for some years afterwards. Alas I never met her. I have read Robert Meeropol's memoir and found it very difficult to put down. There is one chapter, in the last third of the book, which describes his struggle leading to the founding of the non-profit which was compelling, powerful, unforgetable...I apologize I haven't had lunch and am overflowing with cliches.