Study Guide

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Chapter 19

By Diane Ackerman

Chapter 19

  • Antonia kneads dough in the kitchen because the Guests kneadā€”er, need bread.
  • Magdalena helps Antonina make croissants. "I may not be able to sculpt in clay now, but I can still sculpt in flour!" (19.8).
  • We would like a buttery little statue of David for breakfast, please.
  • Whenever the Guests need to hide, Antonina plays a song on the piano: Offenbach's "Go, go, go to Crete!"
  • That means go, go, go into hiding.
  • Magdalena wonders if she'll ever be able to enjoy this music again.