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The Zookeeper's Wife

from "The Zookeeper's Wife," Focus Features

Monday, the acclaimed naturalist and writer Diane Ackerman talks about the story she uncovered of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, a zookeeper and his wife. The couple ran the Warsaw Zoo during the brutal Nazi occupation of World War II, and they were able to save more than 300 people destined to be exterminated by the Nazis. Ackerman’s book has been made into a film, so we’re rebroadcasting our conversation with her about the role of nature in kindness and savagery. (Rebroadcast)

Diane Ackerman is a poet, essayist, and naturalist. Her work has appeared in National GeographicThe New Yorker, and many other outlets. She's the author of two dozen books including The Zookeeper's Wife [Independent bookstores|Amazon|Audible] and The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us [Independent bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

The  film adaptation of The Zookeeper's Wife opens Friday at Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City. For other theaters around Salt Lake City, click here.

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