Note: this review was originally published in the The World Jewish Digest on 6/1/04:
“On June 19, 1953, a 36 year old Jewish woman with two small children was electrocuted at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. Fifty-one years later, her granddaughter’s new documentary film HEIR TO AN EXECUTION is about to broadcast nationwide on cable television behemoth HBO.
The grandmother was the infamous Ethel Rosenberg; the granddaughter is Ivy Meeropol, daughter of Ethel’s oldest son, Michael. (After their parents were executed, Michael and his younger brother Robert were adopted by New York songwriter Abel Meeropol and his wife Anne.)…”
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