The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife

Audiobook CD - 2007
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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.
Publisher: North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, p2007.
ISBN: 9780792750185
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10 hr., 57 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Toren, Suzanne - Narrator


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Oct 14, 2017

Wasn't smitten and, in fact, found it rather boring at times - considering all the hype around it - though not an animal lover myself which is who this book is for I think. Animal lovers r/t WWII that is - so subject matter is at least "different" than most WWII reads.


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