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David Greenglass

David GreenglassBorn: 2-Mar-1922
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1-Jul-2014
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Spy

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gave atomic secrets to Julius Rosenberg

Military service: US Army (1943)

After admitting to espionage and turning himself in, Greenglass struck a plea bargain with the FBI such that he would implicate his brother-in-law Julius Rosenberg in the plot and serve ten years in prison for espionage in exchange for his wife to go unaccused. In the course of the legal proceedings, he lied under oath about his sister Ethel Rosenberg's involvement in the plot. As a result, both she and her husband were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, the only such conviction to arise in the whole of the cold war. After being released from prison in 1961, Greenglass lived in New York under an assumed name, until finally in 1996 he admitted his perjury to a New York Times reporter.

Father: Barnet Greenglass
Mother: Tessie Greenglass
Sister: Ethel Rosenberg (b. 28-Sep-1915, m. 1939, d. 19-Jun-1953 execution)
Brother: Bernie
Wife: Ruth Printz (m. 1942, two children)

    Communist Party USA Young Communist League (1943)
    Manhattan Project
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Perjury 1951, according to 1996 confession
    Espionage 1951
    Conspiracy
    Risk Factors: Obesity


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