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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Daily LIFT #634

A woman embraces a soldier with joy on the day the Siege of Leningrad was lifted, January 27, 1944 -- Daily LIFT #634

On January 27, 1944 the Red Army finally lifted the siege of Leningrad.

Leningrad was under siege by Nazi forces for a staggering 872 days. It heroically resisted despite constant encirclement, bombardment and mass starvation in the first winter. It is believed that over a million citizens of the city lost their lives. It is regarded as the deadliest siege in history.

Learn more about the lifting of the siege and rebuilding of Leningrad at: Leningrad: A photographic exposition of resistance, victory and reconstruction (


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