The Zookeeper's WifeBook - 2007
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This internationally acclaimed book was an engrossing, in-depth and sometimes hard-to-read account of Elie Wiesel’s life as a Jewish teenager in a small town in modern-day Romania. It details the deportation of he and his father’s internment at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He relates their treatment at the hand of the Nazis, the horror he and his father endured, their transfer to Buchenwald and his fa… (more)
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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 Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for di... Read More »
Jessica Chastain stars in this true story about a Polish couple who saved hundreds of lives during Nazi occupation by hiding refugees in empty cages at their Warsaw Zoo. Bring your hankies on March 31.
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Violence: It describes the brutality of the nazis, sometimes in great detail.
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