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Book Discussion: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 8/14/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 When Germany invades Poland in 1939, Stuka bombers devastate Warsaw along with the city’s zoo. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Żabiński begin using the empty cages to smuggle Jews. They hide others inside their villa, emerging after dark for dinner and socializing. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, keeps ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashes explosives in the animal hospital. In this true story, Antonina keeps her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants, along with keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence as Europe crumbles around them. Registration required.
Library: Beavercreek Library    [info]
Location: Large Meeting Room
Status: Closed


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