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2022 №25

Author: Alexandra Yu. Zadneprovskaya
About the author:

Alexandra Yu. Zadneprovskaya — PhD in History, Independent researcher, Historian of the Russian culture in 19th–20th centuries, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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The article contains letters (1939–1946) of a Leningrad teenage girl Tanya Wagner preserved in her family archive. Most of them were addressed to her mother Maria F. Wagner, deportee after her husband had been arrested and then shot. These letters are at the same time a diary, a chronicle of life in pre War and then besieged Leningrad. The appendix contains an extract from her unpublished memoir on the siege of Leningrad, written in later years.

Keywords: Repression in the Soviet Union, The Great Patriotic War, The siege of Leningrad, the soviet school.
For citation:

Zadneprovskaya, A.Yu. “A Person Becomes Better after a Great Trial” (Tanya Wagner’s Letters, 1939 –1945).” Literaturnyi fakt, 2022, no. 3 (25), pp. 25–57. (In Russ.) 


1. Zadneprovskaia, A.Iu. “Iz vospominanii docheri. Tragediia N.P. Wagnera” [“From Daughter’s Memories. The Tragedy of Nikolay P. Wagner”]. Russkoie proshloe. Istorikodokumental’nyi almanakh [ The Russian Past. Historical Documentary Almanac], book 12. St. Petersburg, Faculty of Philology of St. Petersburg State University Publ., 2012, pp. 233–240. (In Russ.)