The Zookeeper’s Wife

Photo by Anne Marie courtesy of Fox Focus Features

Location Info:

Czech Center Museum Houston
4920 San Jacinto St.
Houston, TX  77004
713-528-2060
The Warsaw Zoo became an unexpected haven during World War II for Polish Jews when Jan and Antonina Zabinski opened its doors, sneaking in hundreds of men, women and children to temporarily hide in the zoo’s abandoned cages. In 2007, Diane Ackerman released The Zookeeper’s Wife, a book about the couple’s wartime heroics drawn heavily from Antonina’s diary, and ten years later, Niki Caro’s film of the same name, starring Jessica Chastain, premiered. If you missed the powerful story the first time around, make your way to the Czech Center Museum Houston on Friday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and you don’t even have to BYOP – popcorn will be provided.
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