Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (37) and Julius Rosenberg (35) were
American communists who were convicted for conspiracy to commit
espionage during a time of war. Their charges were related to the
passing of secret information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet
Union when they were employees of the Los Alamos atomic bomb
project. They were both executed in the electric chair on June 19,
1953. This was the first execution of civilians for espionage in U.S.