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Diary of Lena Mukhina : A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad (Paperback)

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In May 1941 Lena Mukhina was an ordinary teenage girl, living in Leningrad, worrying about her homework and whether Vova—the boy she liked—liked her. Like a good Soviet schoolgirl, she was also diligently learning German, the language of Russia's Nazi ally. And she was keeping a diary, in which she recorded her hopes and dreams. Then, on June 22, 1941, Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and declared war on the Soviet Union. All too soon, Leningrad was besieged and life became a living hell. Lena and her family fought to stay alive; their city was starving and its citizens were dying in their hundreds of thousands. From day to dreadful day, Lena records her experiences: the desperate hunt for food, the bitter cold of the Russian winter and the cruel deaths of those she loved. A truly remarkable account of this most terrible era in modern history, this is the vivid first-hand testimony of a courageous young woman struggling simply to survive.

Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Lena Mukhina
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2016
TCIN: 51496186
UPC: 9781447269915
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-3858
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