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Author Ackerman, Diane, 1948- author.

Title The zookeeper's wife : a war story / Diane Ackerman. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. North Kingstown, RI : BBC Audiobooks America, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Playing Time 105700
Description digital rda
audio file CD audio rda
Summary When Germany invaded Poland, 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 the 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 and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, even as Europe crumbled around her.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.3 16 159168
Note Downloadable audio file.
System Details Requires Axis 360 app.
Performer Read by Suzanne Toren.
Summary Documents the 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.
Subject Żabiński, Jan, 1897-1974.
Żabińska, Antonina.
Żabińska, Antonina. (OCoLC)fst01465080
Żabiński, Jan, 1897-1974. (OCoLC)fst01692144
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst00958866
Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War) (OCoLC)fst01710189
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Subject Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Case studies.
Zoo keepers -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Case studies.
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Zoo keepers -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust. (OCoLC)fst01097945
Zoo keepers. (OCoLC)fst01184665
Warsaw (Poland) -- Ethnic relations.
Poland -- Warsaw. (OCoLC)fst01204515
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Added Author Toren, Suzanne, narrator.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Ackerman, Diane. zookeeper's wife North Kingstown, RI : BBC Audiobooks America, [2007] 9781602834774 (NjBwBT)bl2008019323 (OCoLC)229031317
ISBN 9780792751298 : $49.95
0792751299 : $49.95
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