The Zookeeper's Wife - A War Story.
14.5cm x 21.5cm. 368 pages. Includes photographs. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. The story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, Polish Christian zookeepers, who managed to save over 300 people from the Nazis by hiding them in the cages of their zoo animals. Diane Ackerman draws on Antonina's unpublished diary and on other historical sources to recreate the story of the Zabinskis. The book takes an interesting perspective as Ackerman, a best-selling naturalist, explores the role of nature in both kindness and savagery. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 90079AB
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2008 Orion Book Award
A true story?as powerful as Schindler's List?in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
Amazon Significant Seven, September 2007: On the heels of Alan Weisman's The World Without Us I picked up Diane Ackerman's The Zookeeper’s Wife. Both books take you to Poland's forest primeval, the Bialowieza, and paint a richly textured portrait of a natural world that few of us would recognize. The similarities end there, however, as Ackerman explores how that sense of natural order imploded under the Nazi occupation of Poland. Jan and Antonina Zabiniski--keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who sheltered Jews from the Warsaw ghetto--serve as Ackerman's lens to this moment in time, and she weaves their experiences and reflections so seamlessly into the story that it would be easy to read the book as Antonina's own miraculous memoir. Jan and Antonina's passion for life in all its diversity illustrates ever more powerfully just how narrow the Nazi worldview was, and what tragedy it wreaked. The Zookeeper’s Wife is a powerful testament to their courage and--like Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise--brings this period of European history into intimate view. --Anne Bartholomew
Titel: The Zookeeper's Wife - A War Story.
Verlag: New York / London, W.W. Norton & Co.
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