In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.
Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.
War brews over Warsaw in 1939, and while life is still running its course, the Germans are slowly beginning to make their presence felt, with Hitler secretly preparing for the German invasion of Poland. Under those circumstances, the young couple of Jan and Antonina Zabinski continue their daily routine as owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, but soon, as German Luftwaffe's Stukas hammer the Polish capital, their life's work together with the city, will turn to ashes. However, with the zoo liquidated for the war effort and many of its animals tragically perished, what was once an animals' zoo, will now serve as a sanctuary where Antonina, the humanist veterinarian, and Jan can hide the persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight until safe houses are found. That was Jan and Antonina's formidable, yet perilous plan, who regardless of the consequences, refused to wither before the Nazi menace, took matters into their own hands and sheltered 300 Jews under the Germans' noses. Written by
The book was published in 2007. On February 10, 2008, the book was number 13 on The New York Times non-fiction best seller list. See more »
Jan mentions to Antonina that the USSR and Nazi Germany have agreed to carve up Poland. Although a non-aggression pact was signed between Molotov and von Ribbentrop on 23 August 1939, the "secret protocol" dividing Poland was not known at the time. See more »
You can never tell who your enemies are, or who to trust. Maybe that's why I love animals so much. You look in their eyes, and you know exactly what's in their hearts. They're not like people.
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The German National Socialists were the first to outlaw vivisection; yet we are supposed to believe what this movie tries to tell us? Watch "The Greatest Story Never Told" and "Hellstorm". We have only been given one side of the story by Hollywood/the media. Remember - the victors write the history books. Now with the internet, we have access to the truth. We no longer have to depend on those with an agenda to tell us only one side of the story. Those two documentaries are available for free on Youtube. So is "Marching To Zion". All of them are fantastic films. Thank goodness for the internet, where we can do our own research, and find the truth......but it is up to us to search for it.
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