The Resource The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman

The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman

Label
The zookeeper's wife
Title
The zookeeper's wife
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Creator
Subject
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 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.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Diane
Dewey number
940.53/18350943841
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS134.64
LC item number
.A25 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Zoo keepers
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Label
The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-349) and index
Control code
ocn122291559
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 p.
Isbn
9780393061727
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007012635
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)122291559
Label
The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-349) and index
Control code
ocn122291559
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 p.
Isbn
9780393061727
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007012635
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)122291559

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