Last Witnesses

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"The first victim I see... It's a horse. Right after that, a woman... I'm surprised. I thought that in the war only men were killed... "
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Svetlana Alexievitch

A monument of Russian literature that took almost half a century to complete “Last Witnesses,” tells the story of the terrible daily life of the war and its atrocities through the eyes of the children who lived through it. The children were between three and twelve years old and understood nothing of the conflict but suffered from it all the same. Once they become adults, the scars are still there and haunt their memory. Alexievitch weaves a gripping web against the backdrop of the Second World War in the USSR.

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