The zookeeper's wife: a war story

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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 abiski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the abiskis' 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--From publisher description.
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9780393354256
9780792751298
9781982416614
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Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Warsaw
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Case studies
Warsaw (Poland) -- Ethnic relations
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Poland -- Warsaw
Zoo keepers -- Poland -- Warsaw
Zoo keepers -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Case studies
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Żabiński, Jan, -- 1897-1974
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The zookeeper's wife : a war story / Diane Ackerman
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Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Rescue
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
World War, 1939-1945
Zoo keepers
Żabińska, Antonina
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