A tale of Holocaust heroism
GRAAFF-REINET — On Saturday, November 18, The John Rupert Theatre in Graaff-reinet will feature a matinee screening of ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’.
The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, the homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski.
The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck.
The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.
Doors to the theatre will open at 13:30 with the movie to start at 14:00.
Tickets, at R25 each, will be available at the door.