The Zookeeper's Wife - Chapters 24 - 30 Summary & Analysis

Diane Ackerman
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Chapter 24: Himmler wanted to give Hitler a birthday gift in the spring of 1943 that would gain him favor. He wanted to exterminate all of the Jews remaining in Warsaw’s Ghetto. When the Germans arrived at the Ghetto, the Jews had constructed barricades and were armed. There was a siege that lasted a month until the Germans finally decided to burn everything down. When the Ghetto was burned, ash fell like rain on the zoo.

One night Rys announced that the Sables had arrived. Fox Man was confused since the fur farm did not raise sables. The Sables were Regina and Samuel Kenigswein and their two boys. Regina was also pregnant. They had escaped the Ghetto with the boys sedated and carried in sacks. At first, Antonina was concerned about where they would put the Kenigswein’s, but she could not bring herself...

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