CineCulture will present “The Zookeeper’s Wife” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Peters Education Center Auditorium. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabiński and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, had the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When the Germans invaded Poland, Jan and Antonina were forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck.
To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly began working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.
Admission and parking are free in lots P3 and P2. The screening is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Association. The CineCulture film series is provided as a service to Fresno State students, faculty, staff and the community.