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Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

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In September 1941, Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history--almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943-1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm; they ate family pets and--eventually--one ...

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Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad 2015, Candlewick Press (MA), Massachusetts

ISBN-13: 9780763668181

Hardcover