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U.S. v. Julius Rosenberg: The Atomic Spy Trial

The trial of three Communists accused of conspiring to spy for the Soviet Union reflects fears of nuclear war, Soviet aggression, and Communist subversion during the Cold War.

Famous Federal Trials

by Jake Kobrick, Associate Historian, Federal Judicial History Office, Federal Judicial Center

Learn about the case — historical background and documents

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Classroom Materials and Activities

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