If you can imagine a man living around Kindred and Castor as a spy that was known throughout the world, you have a great imagination but its true. Allen Hornblum (author of “The Invisible harry Gold: The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb“) mesmerized the crowd back on May 14th at the Historical Society of Frankford as he spun the tale of an ordinary man who did a very bad thing. A Philadelphia guy who got into industrial espionage in the thirties when he was recruited by the Soviets. He was so unassuming that you would never suspect he was a key player in the plot to steal the secrets of the Aomic bomb by the Soviet Union.
In the end he repented, confessed and went to prison. Others conspirators denied the truth until the end. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953. Don’t ever pass up an opportunity to see Allen Hornblum in person. He tells a great story.
The HSF has another great program coming up in a few weeks. On June 14th they will be having their annual Antique and Collectible Appraisal fundraiser. Appraisals will only cost $8.00 per item and it is a fundraiser for the Society so it is money well spent. Watch the Gazette for details.