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The Zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman

Label
The Zookeeper's wife : a war story
Title
The Zookeeper's wife
Title remainder
a war story
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1948-
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Ackerman, Diane
Dewey number
940.53/18350943841
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS134.64
LC item number
.A25 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Żabiński, Jan
  • Żabińska, Antonina
  • Jews
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Zoo keepers
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Label
The Zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Book includes reading book guide [5 p.]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-349) and index
Contents
Author's note -- Zookeeper's wife -- Details -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn227016807
Dimensions
21cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
368 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439560013
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)227016807
Label
The Zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Note
Book includes reading book guide [5 p.]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-349) and index
Contents
Author's note -- Zookeeper's wife -- Details -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn227016807
Dimensions
21cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
368 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439560013
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)227016807

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