The WRSS Jewish Film Festival presents
"The Zookeeper's Wife", a film of Rama Burshtein
Thursday, October 19, 7:30pm at the WRSSJCC

 This film tells the story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, owners of the Warsaw Zoo, who opened their zoo to Jewish refugees after the September 1939 German invasion of Poland, and continued to "host" people throughout the occupation, smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto, hiding them in animal cages and basement tunnels leading from the house to the zoo. Considering that the German army had commandeered the zoo for an armory, this "hiding in plain sight" strategy was extremely risky.  Miraculously, only 2 of the 300 Jewish "guests" (as they referred to them) hidden in the zoo were captured by the Nazis and murdered. The rest survived.

Admission is by donation with a suggested amount of $5.00 per person.  Light refreshments will be served.


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