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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (Large Print) (Large Print Press)

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the New York Times bestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

When Germany invaded poland, stuka bombers devastated warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen guests hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants--otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes.

with her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her. 8 pages of illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594132964
Author:
Ackerman, Diane
Publisher:
Large Print Press
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Poland
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Zabinski, Jan
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Large Print Press
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
485
Dimensions:
8.35x5.73x.98 in. 1.24 lbs.

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