Siege and Survival: The Odyssey of a Leningrader

Siege and Survival: The Odyssey of a Leningrader

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Siege and Survival: The Odyssey of a Leningrader by Elena Skrjabina

Elena Skrjabina's struggle to survive World War II began in 1941, with the blockade of Leningrad, which she describes in a previously published portion of her diary, Siege and Survival: The Odyssey of a Leningrader.

The present diary begins August 9, 1942, the night a German invasion transformed Pyatigorsk into an inferno. When the Red soldiers returned, the Skrjabins and thousands of other Russians retreated with the routed German Army. This powerful and shocking diary tells the chilling tale of the little known, carefully suppressed Russian side of World War II.

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ISBN-13: 9780809305117
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 10/01/1971
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)

About the Author

Elena Skrjabina (1906-1996) was professor emeritus of Russian at the University of Iowa. She grew up in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) where her father was a member of the last Russian Parliament before the 1917 Communist revolution. From 1941, when the Germans invaded Russia, until 1945, when the Allied forces won the war, Elena Skrjabina suffered many hardships that she chronicles in her works.

Norman Luxenburg is professor of Russian at the University of Iowa. He was formerly professor of Russian history and modern European history at Purdue University.

Table of Contents

The Germans in the Caucasus: August 9, 1942 to January 9, 19431
En Route from Pyatigorsk to Bendorf: January 12 to November 12, 194341
In Bendorf: December 18, 1943 to March 25, 1945115
Names of People Appearing in Diary181
Names of Places Appearing in Diary189

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