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  • When 300 Jews escaped the Nazi camps by hiding in the Warsaw Zoo

    March 24, 2015 | 12:07 pm

    In a carriage bound for the Warsaw Zoo, Moshe Tirosh could sense his parents’ fear and the strong odor of alcohol wafting from the direction of the driver and his horse.

    The trepidation that rainy night in 1940 was from the Nazi soldiers guarding the Kierbedzia Bridge separating...

  • Zoo director’s home to be museum to righteous couple

    May 25, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    The house where the Warsaw Zoo’s World War II-era director Jan Zabinski and his wife, Antonina, sheltered Jews from the Nazis is to become a small museum dedicated to their heroism.

    The museum dedicated to the couple will open this fall, according to a report Wednesday on Polish...