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Blockade Diary

Elena Kochina

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0969-0
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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The siege of Leningrad claimed over a million civilian lives. For 872 days between 1941 and 1944, residents of Leningrad starved and scavenged, and the result was a humanitarian catastrophe with few historical parallels. Elena Kochina was thirty-four when the blockade began, and reasonably prosperous—she had a job, a loving family, and an active cultural life. All of this was promptly, and Blockade Diary is a record what happened next. Her book takes us inside the horror to reveal the blockade in all of its totality. But this is far more than a catalogue of suffering and starvation: Blockade Diary is a testament to selfishness and moral collapse, but also a tribute to generosity and courage. This remarkable book reveals humanity at its best and worst.

Elena Kochina was born in 1907 in St. Petersburg (later Leningrad), Russia.

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