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The true story of how 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 Żabiński began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Żabińskis' 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--and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.--From publisher description.

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

Synopsis:

A true story'"as powerful as Schindler's List'"in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

Synopsis:

Documents the heroic true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski who, in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland, saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. Reprint. 70,000 first printing.

About the Author

Diane Ackermanis the best-selling author of A Natural History of the Sensesand many other books, most recently the best-selling The Zookeeper"s Wife. She lives in Ithaca, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida.

Table of Contents

Author's note — Zookeeper's wife — Details — Bibliography — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393069358
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Holocaust
Author:
Ackerman, Diane
Author:
Diane Ackerman
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Poland
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Righteous gentiles in the holocaust
Subject:
Ethnic relations
Subject:
Zabinski, Jan
Subject:
Zabinska, Antonina
Subject:
Audio Books-World History
Subject:
History-Sale Books
Subject:
Judaism-Holocaust
Subject:
Military-World War II Europe
Subject:
Sale Books-Nonfiction
Subject:
Sale Books-Popular Titles
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
History : Holocaust
Subject:
History : Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
384

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust

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Product details 384 pages W. W. Norton - English 9780393069358 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The New York Timesbestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
"Synopsis" by , A true story'"as powerful as Schindler's List'"in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
"Synopsis" by , Documents the heroic true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski who, in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland, saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. Reprint. 70,000 first printing.
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