Study Guide

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Chapter 35

By Diane Ackerman

Chapter 35

  • This is like the "Where Are They Now?" chapter of the book.
  • The cold, hard truth: they're dead.
  • But before that, here's what happened after the war.
  • Magdalena marries Maurycy.
  • Jan returns in 1946 and begins rebuilding the zoo in 1947.
  • The zoo reopens in 1949, complete with sculptures from Magdalena decorating it.
  • Lutz Heck actually returns thirty bison he "borrowed."
  • Antonina writes children's books.
  • Antonina dies in 1971; Jan dies three years later.