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An excellent book how a zoo keepere and his wife survived in Warsaw during the Nazi oppression. Vivid description of life in the ghetto and of Poland during its liberation and then when the Russian army arrived. A remarkable story, and told in an excellent manor
Jun 21, 2009
Doing the right thing
A quick read, this book was interesting in that it shows a completely different side to WWII. Although the Nazis separated the Jews by putting them into a horrific ghetto, the citizans of Warsaw did not let that stop them--including the zoo keeper and his wife. Although Christian, she sees everyone as human--much as she views the animals of the zoo--creatures created by God to be loved, nurtured, and protected. She risks her life and her family's to do what was morally right even when it meant immediate death if caught. This book demonstrates what people hold dear and what they will truly do in the face of evil. Some participate in the evil, but some rise above it commiting simple, compassionate acts that saves others' lives. I cannot imagine being faced with this choice, but I hope that this inspiring story helps me do the right thing.
May 9, 2009
Even though I abandoned this I will still give it 2 stars simply because I think true life experiences are valuable. I abandoned this one after about 150 pages simply because it just seemed to generalized for me and the information wasn't organized well. I'm not quite sure how exactly to explain it except there just didn't seem to be much of a foundation for some of the occurrences she wrote about--she would address/initiate something as if we already knew it was going on. I wouldn't mind seeing this story again but from a different author.
Mar 21, 2008
Positive: Poetically written and well-researched describes The Zookeeper's Wife, a retelling of life in Warsaw, Poland before, during and after the Nazi occupation of WWII. Negative: The drama of the story begins slowly, builds to a climax, then drops as quickly. I ended the book emotionally spent, wanting more details and needing closure. In conclusion, The Zookeeper's Wife celebrates the resourcefulness of humans living under the worst of circumstances. Well-worth reading.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-07-23 Ackerman (A Natural History of the Senses) tells the remarkable WWII story of Jan Zabinski, the director of the Warsaw Zoo, and his wife, Antonina, who, with courage and coolheaded ingenuity, sheltered 300 Jews as well as Polish resisters in their villa and in animal cages and sheds. Using Antonina's diaries, other contemporary sources and her own research in Poland, Ackerman takes us into the Warsaw ghetto and the 1943 Jewish uprising and also describes the Poles' revolt against the Nazi occupiers in 1944. She introduces us to such varied figures as Lutz Heck, the duplicitous head of the Berlin zoo; Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, spiritual head of the ghetto; and the leaders of Zegota, the Polish organization that rescued Jews. Ackerman reveals other rescuers, like Dr. Mada Walter, who helped many Jews "pass," giving "lessons on how to appear Aryan and not attract notice." Ackerman's writing is viscerally evocative, as in her description of the effects of the German bombing of the zoo area: "...the sky broke open and whistling fire hurtled down, cages exploded, moats rained upward, iron bars squealed as they wrenched apart." This suspenseful beautifully crafted story deserves a wide readership. 8 pages of illus. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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