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German Occupation of Soviet Union During World War Ii: The Significance of the Liberation of Leningrad (Published)

This paper examines the fate of prisoners of war and displaced persons during the 900- day German siege on Leningrad vis-à-vis the significance of the Soviet liberation of the town in terms of the effect on Leningrad people’s social condition, as well as the impact of the liberation on Soviet Union’s military campaign to expel German forces completely from Soviet territory. The paper argues that the liberation of Leningrad was significant in that it halted the annihilating death toll of over 600,000 Russians in the town alone together with the vastly deteriorating humanitarian conditions, and also marked the successive collapse of Nazi occupation in other Soviet towns and entire Eastern front. The study adopts the historical method.

Keywords: German occupation, Soviet Union, liberation of leningrad, world war 11