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How the Warsaw Zookeepers Risked Their Lives to Shelter Jews (Live Digital Program)

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Facebook Live
Date Wed, Apr 1, 8:30am - 9:30am
Duration   1h

Join Museum historians Edna Friedberg and Patricia Heberer Rice live on Facebook to learn about the true story behind the book and movie, The Zookeeper’s Wife. You do not need a Facebook account to watch our Facebook Live videos.

Inspiration can be found even in the most challenging times. During World War II, the Warsaw Zoo director, Jan Żabińska, and his wife, Antonina, endangered their own lives to smuggle hundreds of Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto—hiding them in their home and on zoo grounds.


Patricia Heberer Rice, Senior Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live on the USHMM's Facebook page and join in the conversation using #USHMM and #AskWhy

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