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Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story



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Author
Ackerman, Diane
Descriptors
Holocaust Survivors
Jews
Nonfiction
World War II
Zoos
Location/Setting:
Warsaw, Poland
Time Period:
1930s
1940s
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Summary
Jan and Antonina Zabiniski, director and caretaker of the Warsaw Zoo, and their young son were able to help rescue several hundred Jews from the Warsaw ghetto by hiding them on zoo property until more secure locations were found. Antonina and son Rhys were in as much danger caring for the surviving animals and `guests` as Jan was in dealing with the Underground.
Critique
The author relates a matter of fact account of life in Warsaw during the occupation, not dwelling on the horrid details. An amazing story of courage demonstrated by the Zabiniski family. Recommend.
ISBN
9780393061727
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# of Pages
368
Published
2007
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Reviewer's Initials: ED BRM


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