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The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
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Apr 17, 09

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Another true story of the Holocaust - this one told from the point of view of Antonia, the wife of the zookeeper of the Warsaw Zoo. Since the zoo was depopulated of animals by the Nazis who were seeking to purify the bloodlines of zoo animals, the zookeeper and his wife used the zoo as a hiding place for escaping Jews. Over 300 Jews were hidden in cages and and tunnels in the zoo. The irony - The Nazis treated the Jews like animals and these prople saved them by housing them like animals. This is probably more of a 3.5 than a 4, but I still would recommend it.
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