Study Guide

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Allusions

By Diane Ackerman

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Charles Darwin (15.38)
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (15.49) (21.7)

Historical References

  • Adolf Hitler (throughout)Ā 
  • World War II (throughout)
  • The Holocaust (throughout)

Art and Music References

  • Glenn Miller (5.1)
  • Marc Chagall (19.5)
  • Auguste Rodin (19.13)
  • Frederic Chopin (21.8) (29.3) (35.17)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (21.8)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (31.68)
  • "The Star-Spangled Banner" (31.75)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (35.17)
  • Gioachino Rossini (35.17)

Pop Culture References

  • Greta Garbo, Ninotchka (5.1)
  • The Rules of the Game (5.1)
  • Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz (5.1)

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