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Life and death in besieged Leningrad, 1941-44

Author: John Barber; Andreĭ Rostislavovich Dzeniskevich
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Series: Studies in Russian and East European history and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the winter of 1941-42 Leningrad experienced the worst famine ever to occur in a developed society. With all the land links to the rest of the Soviet Union cut by the German army, food supplies were reduced to starvation level. In a few months, over half a million people died. Thanks to the Road of Life across Lake Ladoga, supplies increased, but, with the siege lasting for 872 days, casualties among the weakened  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Barber; Andreĭ Rostislavovich Dzeniskevich
ISBN: 1403901422 9781403901422
OCLC Number: 52509627
Description: xxvii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Leningrad's place in the history of famine / John Barber --
The demographic situation and healthcare on the eve of war ; Assessing the scale of famine and death in the besieged city / Nadezhda Cherepenina --
Evacuation from Leningrad to Kostroma in 1941-42 / Mikhail Frolov --
Medical research institutes during the siege / Andrei Dzeniskevich --
Physiological and psychosomatic prerequisites for survival and recovery / Svetlana Magaeva --
The work of civilian and military pathologists / Vadim Chirsky --
The impact of the siege on the physical development of children / Igor Kozlov and Alla Samsonova --
Long-term effects of lengthy starvation in childhood among survivors of the siege / Lidiya Khoroshinina --
Crime during the siege / Boris Belozerov.
Series Title: Studies in Russian and East European history and society.
Responsibility: edited by John Barber and Andrei Dzeniskevich.
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From 1941-1944 Leningrad saw by far the largest-scale famine ever to occur in a developed society.  Read more...

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