The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Author Diane Ackerman
ISBN-10 9780393333060
ISBN-13 9780393333060
Year 2008-09-17
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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The New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands After their zoo was bombed Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages With animal names for these guests and human names for the animals it s no wonder that the zoo s code name became The House Under a Crazy Star Best selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re create this fascinating true life storysharing Antonina s life as the zookeeper s wife while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism Winner of the 2008 Orion Award 8 pages of illustrations