The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
Thursday, April 5, 2017
A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” The 2017 film adaptation stars Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh.