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The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman

Label
The zookeeper's wife
Title
The zookeeper's wife
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Creator
Author
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 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 -- and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Diane
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Żabiński, Jan
  • Żabińska, Antonina
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Zoo keepers
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251362391
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755365036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portaits
Label
The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251362391
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755365036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portaits

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