The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

3/7 – Ukraine and the USSR in the 30s-40s (David Pultz and faculty)

Please join a conversation on Monday, March 7, 2:00-3:00pm between faculty (Elissa Bemporad and/or Mark Lewis) and third-year student David Pultz on the topic of his 1999 documentary, Eternal Memory: Voices from the Great Terror.

“Eternal Memory” is an 81-minute documentary about the Stalinist purges and terror in the former USSR during the 1930’s and 1940’s.  Centering on Ukraine, the film incorporates historical footage, interviews with witnesses and survivors, historians, and public officials.  The historians include Robert Conquest of Stanford University and Roman Szporluk of Harvard University.  Also included are Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor, Leonid Kravchuk, former President of Ukraine, and Mykola Holushko, a former KGB official.  Meryl Streep narrates the film.

The director, David Pultz, is a third year PhD student in American history. His research interests include slavery and abolition in antebellum New York City, religious antislavery, and the history of human rights.


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