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Author Mukhina, Elena Vladimirovna, 1924-1991, author.

Title The diary of Lena Mukhina : a girl's life in the siege of Leningrad / edited and with a foreword by Valentin Kovalchuk, Aleksandr Rupasov and Aleksandr Chistikov ; translated by Amanda Love Darragh.

Publication Info. London Pan Books, 2016.
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 Nichols Adult Biography  940.5421721 MUK    DUE 10-20-20
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Description 390 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Note Originally published in Russian in 2012.
Summary 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 22 June 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, the cruel deaths of those she loved. The Diary of Lena Mukhina is a truly remarkable account of this most terrible era in modern history. It offers readers the vivid first-hand testimony of a courageous young woman struggling simply to survive.
Language Translated from the Russian.
Subject Mukhina, Elena Vladimirovna, 1924-1991.
Mukhina, Elena Vladimirovna, 1924-1991 -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Soviet Union.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Siege, 1941-1944 -- Personal narratives, Soviet.
Added Author Kovalchuk, Valentin, editor, author of introduction.
Rupasov, Aleksandr, editor, author of introduction.
Chistikov, Aleksandr, editor, author of introduction.
Darragh, Amanda Love, translator.
ISBN 9781447269915
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