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Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Read Venona Intercepts
Examine the content of four Venona cables—and see photocopies of the actual documents—which provide striking evidence of the covert activities of several atomic-era spies, including Klaus Fuchs, Julius Rosenberg, and Theodore Alvin Hall. (Grades 9-12)

Family of Spies
Read Producer Tug Yourgrau's interviews with the closest relatives of some of America's most notorious atomic spies, including family members of Theodore Alvin Hall, Saville Sax, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and William Weisband. (Grades 9-12)

20th-Century Deceptions
In this article, learn about the backgrounds and spy activities of 10 of the last century's most notorious spies—including Mata Hari, Alger Hiss, and Ian Fleming. (Grades 9-12)

Decipher a Coded Message
See if you can figure out the cipher used to encrypt a secret message in this online activity. (Shockwave plug-in required; non-Shockwave version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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Teacher's Guide
Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies
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