Emanuel Hirsch Bloch
|Emanuel Hirsch Bloch|
Bloch on June 19, 1953 in Washington, DC
|Died||January 30, 1954(aged 52)|
|Known for||Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Emanuel Hirsch Bloch (1901 – January 30, 1954) was an American attorney known for defending clients associated with left-wing and Communist causes. He and Marshall Perlin defended Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
He was born in 1901 to Alexander Bloch, an attorney. He defended Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Julius wrote to Bloch that Julius himself was "the first victim of American Fascism". Following their executions, Bloch delivered the eulogy at their funeral and he served as guardian for Michael Meeropol and Robert Meeropol until they were adopted. He also defended the Trenton Six. He died of a heart attack at age 52 on January 30, 1954 in his Manhattan apartment.
- "Emanuel Hirsch Bloch". University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Retrieved 2008-07-08. "Emanuel "Manny" Bloch, along with his father Alexander, was the defense attorney for the Rosenbergs. He was known in the legal community as a defender of leftist sympathizers, most recently having defended the leader of the Communist party of Pittsburgh and the Trenton Six. ... Following the executions, Bloch delivered the eulogy at their funeral and served as guardian for the two Rosenberg sons. ... In early 1954 Bloch was found dead in his apartment, dead of a heart attack at age 52."
- Shapiro, Fred (2006). Yale Book of Quotations. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-10798-6.
- "Died". Time (magazine). February 8, 1954. Retrieved 2008-06-21. "Emanuel Hirsch Bloch, 52, longtime attorney for Communist causes, who defended Atom Spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, later said in a speech at their funeral: "I place the murder of the Rosenbergs at the door of President Eisenhower, Mr. Brownell and J. Edgar Hoover"; of a coronary occlusion; in-his Manhattan apartment."
- "Rosenbergs' Attorney Found Dead. Emanuel H. Bloch Represented Two Executed Atom Spies.". Associated Press in Hartford Courant. January 31, 1954. "Emanuel H. Bloch, attorney for executed atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who faced disbarment for some of his activities in the case, was found dead today."
- "Rosenberg Counsel's Body Is Found in Bathroom. Had Faced Disciplinary Action.". New York Times. January 31, 1954. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
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