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The zookeeper's wife

Author: Diane Ackerman; Suzanne Toren
Publisher: North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Ackerman; Suzanne Toren
ISBN: 9780792750185 0792750187 9781602834774 1602834776
OCLC Number: 170922088
Notes: "Sound library."
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Suzanne Toren.
Description: 9 sound discs (10 hr., 57 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Diane Ackerman.

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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.--

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