Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941-44

By Anna Reid


On September 8, 1941, eleven weeks after Hitler’s brutal surprise attack on the Soviet Union, Leningrad was surrounded. The German siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders had died of starvation.Stripping away decades of Soviet propaganda, and drawing on newly available diaries and g…


Published date: January 1, 2011
Type: Books
Genre: Biography

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