Siege of Leningrad - Siege of Leningrad The siege of Leningrad also known as the Leningrad blockade was a prolonged military blockade taken by the

Siege of Leningrad - Siege of Leningrad The siege of...

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Siege of Leningrad The siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad blockade, was a prolonged military blockade taken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad. It was one of the primary targets of Operation Barbarossa. This began on September 8, 1941, when the last road to the city was severed. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and possibly the costliest in terms of casualties. The German Army Group North had 579,895 casualties and Leningrad had 642,000 during the siege and 400,000 at evacuation. This occurred over the course of 900 days. Where many people died from the war itself, one third of the population died due to starvation . They were cut off of all food supplies and had to ration whatever was left. There are reports of cannibalism during the winter of 1941-42. The first use of human meat as food was on December 13, when a mother killed her 18-month old baby and used it to feed her other children. People had got to the point of burning their own houses in order to stay
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  • Fall '17
  • Jack DuBose
  • World War II, Operation Barbarossa, Siege of Leningrad, Leningrad, Army Group North, German Army Group

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