The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

by Diane Ackerman | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780393333060 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSonkkuwing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, September 24, 2017
After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for the "guests", and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's code name became "The House Under a Crazy Star."

Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, forgotten, true-life story - sharing Antonina's life as "the zookeeper's wife", while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSonkkuwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, March 03, 2019

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