Released in 2017, this movie is based on the nonfiction novel by Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife. Ackerman used Antonina Zabinkski's personal diary and other historical records to relay the true story of two zookeepers in Warsaw, Poland during World War II.
This viewing guide is a great way to incorporate a modern movie that is sure to rivet students in any Holocaust or WWII unit.
Students do not have to read Ackerman's novel to view this movie. However, the last five questions on the viewing guide are comparison questions if they've read the novel. These questions may be edited out if students have no knowledge of the book.
An in-depth answer key is provided.