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The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman

Label
The zookeeper's wife
Title
The zookeeper's wife
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/18350943841
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.66.Z33
LC item number
A25 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1068162
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780739495797
Lccn
2007012635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1068162
  • (Sirsi) 1068162
  • (OCoLC)122291559
Label
The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1068162
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780739495797
Lccn
2007012635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1068162
  • (Sirsi) 1068162
  • (OCoLC)122291559

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