Antonina is baffled, because that means less meat for everyone, even the Nazis.
Jan is angry, because the pig farm was his big excuse for sneaking into the Ghetto for supplies. Now he has to find a new way into the Ghetto.
Meanwhile, not content to destroy only the zoo's animals, the Nazis also cut down many of the plants and trees and replace them with German ones.
Jan soon meets with Warsaw's Polish vice-president, who hooks Jan up with a Ghetto pass. It's a job linked to Warsaw's Parks and Gardens Department, giving Jan access to the Ghetto under the guise of inspecting its flora.
This job introduces Jan and Antonina to famous entomologist (two words we never thought would go together), Dr. Szymon Tenenbaum.
Tenenbaum leaves his insect collection to Jan for safekeeping.
Later, Tenenbaum allegedly authorizes a German named Ziegler to inspect his collection.
Ziegler is simply Ziegler, like Madonna. No need for more than one name.
Jan worries that Tenenbaum has turned him and Antonina in to the Nazis.
But no, Ziegler just really loves beetles.
Ziegler wants Jan to be a liaison between him and Tenenbaum, an arrangement that would grant Jan unprecedented access to the Ghetto.
Entering the Ghetto under the guise of being a beetle expert gives Jan the ability to sneak many people out.
In the winter, Tenenbaum dies, and Ziegler leaves his dog, Zarka, in Antonina's care.
Jan begins to plot an escape for Tenenbaum's widow.