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The Resource Zhena smotriteli︠a︡ zooparka : roman, Diana Akerman ; perevod s angliĭskogo Eleny Korolevoĭ

Zhena smotriteli︠a︡ zooparka : roman, Diana Akerman ; perevod s angliĭskogo Eleny Korolevoĭ

Label
Zhena smotriteli︠a︡ zooparka : roman
Title
Zhena smotriteli︠a︡ zooparka
Title remainder
roman
Statement of responsibility
Diana Akerman ; perevod s angliĭskogo Eleny Korolevoĭ
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • rus
  • eng
  • rus
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
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NYP
Dewey number
940.5318
Index
no index present
Language note
In Russian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Azbuka-bestseller
Label
Zhena smotriteli︠a︡ zooparka : roman, Diana Akerman ; perevod s angliĭskogo Eleny Korolevoĭ
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-380)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
zmeld2 b8214090
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9785389107595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) a2184683
Label
Zhena smotriteli︠a︡ zooparka : roman, Diana Akerman ; perevod s angliĭskogo Eleny Korolevoĭ
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-380)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
zmeld2 b8214090
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9785389107595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) a2184683

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