Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman--Book Review

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE: A WAR STORY by Diane Ackerman. To me, this is not your typical war story, meaning it didn't necessarily go into all the violence around. This woman kept an incredible record of her life during occupied Warsaw, showing what her family went through. I found it intriguing on a different level. Not only did I learn about the Polish people during the war, but specifically about their zoo and how that played into things in Warsaw. It was fascinating to hear what these people went through. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

:) :) :) :) :)

The Zookeeper's Wife is a strange, but historically true story of WWII. It reveals the extraordinary efforts of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, Christian zookeepers horrified by Nazi racism, who capitalized on the Nazis' obsession with pureblood animals in order to save over 300 doomed people by hiding them in the bombed-out cages at the Warsaw Zoo. A tale of people, animals, and subversive acts of compassion.

1 comment: