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Diane Ackerman | The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

Thu, September 20, 2007 8:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka dive bombers devastated Warsaw and the city’s zoo along with it. In this powerful, true story, Diane Ackerman relates how Jan and Antonia Zabinski, zookeepers and resisters, kept ammunition in the elephant enclosure and explosives in the animal hospital, while hiding hundreds of people in the zoo, saving them from Nazi capture. Ackerman is the bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341

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