From 1941 to 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 a detailed analysis of the impact of the siege on the lives and health of the people of Leningrad.
JOHN BARBER is a Fellow at King's College, Cambridge, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Cambridge University, author of Soviet Historians in Crisis, 1928-1932 (Macmillan, 1981), co-author (with Mark Harrison) of The Soviet Home Front, 1941-1945: A Social and Economic History of the USSR in World War II (Longman, 1991), and co-editor (with Mark Harrison) of The Soviet Defence-Industry Complex from Stalin to Khrushchev (Macmillan, 2000). - ANDREI DZENISKEVICH is a Doctor of Historical Science, Senior Research Fellow of the St Petersburg Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a laureate of the State Prize. He is a specialist in the history of the Soviet period and author of seven books on the history of the siege of Leningrad in World War II. He has edited several publications, including Embattled Leningrad and a collection of documents Leningrad in the Siege.
Release date NZ
November 12th, 2004
Edited by Andrei Dzeniskevich
Edited by John Barber