So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Zookeeper's Wife tells you what you need to know-before or after you read Diane Ackerman's book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Zookeeper's Wife includes: Historical context; Chapter-by-chapter overviews; Profiles of the main characters; Detailed timeline of key events; Important quotes; Fascinating trivia; Glossary of terms; Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work. About The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman: The Zookeeper's Wife is the story of two unsung heroes of World War II: Jan and Antonina Zabinski, Polish zookeepers who risked their lives to rescue Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis. The heroic couple hid more than three hundred fugitives in their home and in the empty animal cages of the Warsaw Zoo. Diane Ackerman vividly evokes the extreme brutality and heroism that defined WWII-era Poland. The Zookeeper's Wife is a testament to the bravery of those who resisted tyranny through radical compassion. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.