WHAT: The National Archives will make available certain formerly secret Grand Jury testimony transcripts from the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. The opening of these records consists of more than 900 pages of transcripts of grand jury proceedings from August 1950 through March 1951.
Transcripts of 40 witnesses are being opened in whole or in part. Testimony of three witnesses: David Greenglass, Max Elichter, and William Danziger, is being withheld due to objections by the witnesses. Testimony of ten additional witnesses, which was ordered to be released by the Court, is being withheld for 60 days while the government decides whether to appeal. Six testimonies that will be opened have minor redactions, for medical privacy and to protect the names of jurors.
This records opening is in response to court orders by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (dated July 23 and August 27, 2008). The release includes testimony from Ethel Rosenberg, Ruth Greenglass, Harry Gold, and others.
WHERE: The transcripts will be available on the National Archives website. (Let op, deze speciale site is pas op 11 september online)
WHEN: These records will be opened on Thursday, September 11, 2008, at noon.
(bron: persbericht NARA)