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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auth_author2 Toren, Suzanne.
author Diane Ackerman
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Yet their story has fallen between the seams of history. Drawing on Antonina's diary and other historical sources, bestselling naturalist Diane Ackerman vividly re-creates Antonina's life as "the zookeeper's wife," responsible for her own family, the zoo animals, and their "guests": resistance activists and refugee Jews, many of whom Jan had smuggled from the Warsaw Ghetto. Jan led a cell of saboteurs, and the Zabinski's young son risked his life carrying food to the guests, while also tending to an eccentric array of creatures in the house (pigs, hare, muskrat, foxes, and more). With hidden people having animal names, and pet animals having human names, it's a small wonder the zoo's code name became "The House under a Crazy Star." Yet there is more to this story than a colorful cast. With her exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Ackerman explores the role of nature in both kindness and savagery, and she unravels the fascinating and disturbing obsession at the core of Nazism: both a worship of nature and its violation, as humans sought to control the genome of the entire planet., Jews, Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War), Jews., MOM9123945BT9781602834774L41569000000ACPL33021029964209, MWT11397818, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., New York :W.W. Norton,2017, NjBwBTNjBwBT, North Kingstown, RI :BBC Audiobooks America,p2007., PLAYAWAY HISTORY MILITARY WW 2, Poland, Read by Suzanne Toren., Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust, Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust., 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., The zookeeper's wife /Diane Ackerman., The zookeeper's wife :a war storyDiane Ackerman., The zookeeper's wifeDiane Ackerman., The zookeeper's wifeby Diane Ackerman., Toren, Suzanne., Toren, Suzanne.|Narrator, Unabridged., Warsaw (Poland), 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., World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945, YDXengYDXBDXTUUOCLCF, Zoo keepers, Zoo keepers., Żabińska, Antonina., Żabiński, Jan,1897-1974., [United States]:Blackstone Audio, Inc. / AudioGO,2007., abiska, Antonina., abiski, Jan,1897-1974., bl2008019323, computerc, data file, digital, e-pl---, eAudiobook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/bsa_9780792751298_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, spoken wordspw, texttxt, unmediatedn, volumenc, ©2007.
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title_display The zookeeper's wife
title_full The Zookeeper's Wife A War Story, The zookeeper's wife / Diane Ackerman, The zookeeper's wife : a war story [electronic resource] / Diane Ackerman, The zookeeper's wife [electronic resource] / by Diane Ackerman, The zookeeper's wife [sound recording] / Diane Ackerman
title_short The zookeeper's wife
title_sub A War Story
topic_facet Audiobooks, Ethnic relations, History, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Military, Nonfiction, Rescue, Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust, World War, 1939-1945, Zoo keepers, Żabińska, Antonina, Żabiński, Jan, abiska, Antonina, abiski, Jan