© 2005

Life and Death in Besieged Leningrad, 1941–44

  • John Barber
  • Andrei Dzeniskevich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Andrei Dzeniskevich
    Pages 86-122
  3. Igor Kozlov, Alla Samsonova
    Pages 174-196
  4. Boris Belozerov
    Pages 213-228
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-243

About this book


From 1941-1944 Leningrad saw by far the largest-scale famine ever to occur in a developed society. This book examines the nature and consequences of the extreme conditions created by the German blockade of Leningrad between September 1941 and January 1944. Using declassified documents from Party and State archives in Moscow and St Petersburg and interviews with survivors, the authors have produced the most informed and detailed analysis to date of the impact of the siege on the lives and health of the people of Leningrad.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Barber
    • 1
  • Andrei Dzeniskevich
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s CollegeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Institute of HistoryRussian Academy of SciencesSt PetersburgUSA

About the editors

BORIS BELOZEROV Professor of History, University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, St. Petersburg, Russia NADEZHDA CHEREPENINA Senior Archivist, Central State Archive of St. Petersburg, Russia VADIM CHIRSKY Lecturer, Military-Medical Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia MIKHAIL FROLOV Professor of History, University of the Leningrad Region, Russia LIDIYA KHOROSHININA Research Associate, Department of Geriatrics, Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia IGOR KOZLOV Professor of Biomechanics, P.F. Lesgaft Academy of Physical Culture, St. Petersburg, Russia SVETLANA MAGAEVA Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Pathology and Pathophysiology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia ALLA SAMSONOVA Assistant Professor of Biomechanics, P.F. Lesgaft Academy of Physical Culture, St. Petersburg, Russia

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