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The Zookeeper Who Saved Human Lives

Monday, October 29, 2007

During World War II, director of the Warsaw Zoo Jan Zabinski and his wife Antonia managed to turn their Nazi-bombed park into a lifesaving shelter for around 300 Jews and Polish resistance fighters. Diane Ackerman reconstructs their remarkable story in The Zookeeper’s Wife, a vivid historical account based on Antonina's diaries as well as Ackerman's own research in Poland.

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Event: Diane Ackerman will be speaking
Monday, October 29 at 7:30 pm
The 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, at 92nd Street Y
For tickets, visit the 92nd Street Y website or call 212-415-5500.

Guests:

Diane Ackerman
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