An Execution in the Family
Sacramento is the last stop on Robert Meeropol’s California book tour for his autobiography An Execution in the Family: One Son’s Journey. Meeropol was 6 years old when his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were executed by the U.S. government for widely debated conspiracy charges. In the 1970s, Meeropol and his brother successfully sued the CIA and the FBI for the release of 300,000 documents relating to their parents. Since then, Meeropol has dedicated his life to helping children who have lost their parents to political persecution, with the Rosenberg Fund for Children. Now, in a time when the Department of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act have given the government unprecedented power over citizens’ lives, Meeropol offers his story as a caution against the extremes of jingoism. He will speak at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 250 Hall, located at 1911 F Street. Admission is $10. Call (916) 455-1396 for information.