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Title Life and death in besieged Leningrad, 1941-44 / edited by John Barber and Andrei Dzeniskevich.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.534721 LIFE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvii, 243 pages ;b23 cm.
Series Studies in Russian and East European history and society.
Studies in Russian and East European history and society (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Studies in Russian and East European history and society.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Glossary of Russian terms -- Glossary of medical terms -- Introduction : Leningrad's place in the history of famine / John Barber -- 1. The demographic situation and healthcare on the eve of war / Nadezhda Cherepenina -- 2. Assessing the scale of famine and death in the besieged city / Nadezhda Cherepenina -- 3. Evacuation from Leningrad to Kostroma in 1941-42 / Mikhail Frolov -- 4. Medical research institutes during the siege / Andrei Dzeniskevich -- 5. Physiological and psychosomatic prerequisites for survival and recovery / Svetlana Magaeva -- 6. The work of civilian and military pathologists / Vadim Chirsky -- 7. The impact of the siege on the physical development of children / Igor Kozlov and Alla Samsonova -- 8. Long-term effects of lengthy starvation in childhood among survivors of the siege / Lidiya Khoroshinina -- 9. Crime during the siege / Boris Belozerov.
Summary "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 population continued to rise. Deaths in Leningrad would ultimately exceed those of any city in the Second World War." "This book examines the nature and consequences of the conditions created by the German blockade of Leningrad between September 1941 and January 1944."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Dzeniskevich, A. R. (Andreń≠ Rostislavovich)
Barber, John, 1944-
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Siege, 1941-1944.
ISBN 1403901422 (cloth)