Book Discussion on The Zookeepers Wife

Diane Ackerman talked about her book The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story, published by W.W. Norton. In the book she tells the… read more

Diane Ackerman talked about her book The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story, published by W.W. Norton. In the book she tells the story of Jan Zabinski, the director of the Warsaw Zoo, and his wife, Antonina, who during World War II sheltered 300 Jews as well as Polish resisters in their villa and in animal cages and sheds. The book, based upon Antonina’s diaries as well as other research, covers the Warsaw ghetto and the 1943 Jewish uprising as well as the Poles' revolt against the Nazi occupiers in 1944. She responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on The Zookeepers Wife

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201269-7
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 30, 2007
Last Aired:
Apr 6, 2008

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  • Sep 30, 2007 | 1:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 30, 2007 | 3:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 30, 2007 | 3:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 01, 2008 | 5:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 19, 2008 | 10:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 06, 2008 | 8:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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