Book Talk: Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front


Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:45pm


CGIS South Building, Room S020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Please join the Davis Center for a talk with author Serhii Plokhii about his new book, Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: American Airmen Behind Soviet Lines and the Collapse of the Grand Alliance, which tells the story of the U.S. Air Force establishing bases in Soviet Ukraine in order to "shuttle bomb" the Germans from the Eastern Front. In conversation with historian Nina Tumarkin and with Thomas Holzman, whose father, Franklyn Holzman, figures in the book. Franklyn Holzman served on the Eastern Front in World War II, completed graduate work in Soviet economics at Harvard University, and was associated with the Russian Research Center (Davis Center) while a professor of economics at Tufts University.

A reception will follow the book talk.

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