This video is part of a fascinating and moving (to me at least) series of interviews. They're all World War 2 survivors and I found this one particularly heartbreaking.
Zinaida Inavova was a young girl during the Siege of Leningrad. She survived the siege but even today describes herself in the video as "completely alone." I won't spoil the video but it's not only a haunting description of starvation, but also of the long-term medical conditions someone like Karen might suffer as a result of their survival.
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The Undesirables (Sample Chapter)Historical Fiction
(Chapter 1 only) In the winter of 1941-1942, Leningrad is under siege, and Karen Hamilton, a seventeen-year-old American musician, finds herself trapped and struggling to survive. Throughout the city, people are dying of starvation and frostbite, an...