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The Resource The zookeeper's wife : a war story, by Diane Ackerman

The zookeeper's wife : a war story, by Diane Ackerman

Label
The zookeeper's wife : a war story
Title
The zookeeper's wife
Title remainder
a war story
Statement of responsibility
by Diane Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/18350943841
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS134.64
LC item number
.A25 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The zookeeper's wife : a war story, by Diane Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
171049914
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
487 p. (large print), [8] p. of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410403490
Isbn Type
(lg. print : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007037345
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn171049914
  • (OCoLC)171049914
Label
The zookeeper's wife : a war story, by Diane Ackerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
171049914
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
487 p. (large print), [8] p. of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410403490
Isbn Type
(lg. print : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007037345
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn171049914
  • (OCoLC)171049914

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