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The Resource Жена смотрителя зоопарка

Жена смотрителя зоопарка

Label
Жена смотрителя зоопарка
Title
Жена смотрителя зоопарка
Title variation
Zhena smotriteli︠a︡ zooparka
Title variation remainder
roman /
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Author
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Subject
Language
  • rus
  • eng
  • rus
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
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NYP
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1948-
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Ackerman, Diane
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Koroleva, Elena
Series statement
Azbuka-bestseller
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  • Żabiński, Jan
  • Żabińska, Antonina
  • Jews
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Zoo keepers
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Target audience
general
Label
Жена смотрителя зоопарка
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-380)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9785389107595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn984997761
Label
Жена смотрителя зоопарка
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-380)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9785389107595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn984997761

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