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Title The zookeeper's wife [electronic resource] : a war story / Diane Ackerman.
Author Ackerman, Diane, 1948-
Publication North Kingstown [R.I.] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2007.
Time 105640
Description digital
audio file
Call # eAUDIO
System Req Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 157283 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Performer Read by Suzanne Toren.
Note Duration: 10:56:40.
"Sound library."
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.
Subject Żabińska, Antonina.
Żabiński, Jan, 1897-1974.
Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Zoo keepers -- Poland -- Warsaw.
Warsaw (Poland) -- Ethnic relations.
Genre Audiobooks.
Addl. Author Toren, Suzanne.
BBC Audiobooks America.
OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN 9780792751298 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
0792751299 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)

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