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- Jan feels "a moral indebtedness to the Jews" (13.2) because he went to a school that was primarily Jewish.
- To repay this debt, Jan secretly uses the zoo to hide refugees.
- Working as part of the Underground, Jan assumes the code name "Francis," after Francis of Assisi, "patron saint of animals" (13.7).
- We'd have gone with "Koala," after the cutest of all the animals, but whatever works.
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