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Our “The Zookeeper's Wife PDF Summary” takes you back to a time when humans were animals and animals – humans; but, it's not a. Jan and Antonina Zabinski were Polish Christian zookeepers horrified by Nazi racism, who managed to save over three hundred people. Yet their story has. 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.

The following version of this book was used to create this guide: Ackerman, Diane. Before the war, the Warsaw Zoo was an idyllic place filled with beautiful plants and the sounds of the animal residents. Jan and Antonina lived in the villa on the zoo grounds and Antonina loved waking each morning to the noises of the animals. She also acted as a zoo guide for any important guests. Jan met Magdalena Gross, a sculptor, while taking his daily bicycle ride through the zoo. She was fascinated by the animals and became friends with Antonina. Polish and German relations were deteriorating. Antonina took Rys to their cottage in the country for a vacation. Antonina left Rys with his nanny and went back to Warsaw for the weekend to spend time with Jan. They discussed sending Rys somewhere safer before the war began. Jan was a veteran of World War I and a reserve officer, so he was on duty at night. The couple tried to go on foot to visit cousins, but had to turn back because the area was bombed. Jan sent Antonina back to the country house to be with Rys.

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Jan and Antonina Zabinski were Polish Christian zookeepers horrified by Nazi racism, who managed to save over three hundred people.

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": 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.

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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.

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: Diane Ackerman is the author of many highly acclaimed works of nonfiction and poetry, including A Natural History of the Senses, a book beloved by millions of readers all over the world, and The Zookeeper's Wife, a New York Times bestseller which We want your feedback!

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