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Safe Haven: The Warsaw Zoo (2009)

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As the Nazis liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto, many will die. Three hundred will live when they find safe haven at the Warsaw Zoo.


Gary Lester


Richard Lester (head writer)


Credited cast:
Asia Doliner Asia Doliner ... Asia
Anthony Reece Anthony Reece ... Narrator
Moshe Tirosh Moshe Tirosh ... Miecio Kenigswain
Ryszard Zabinski Ryszard Zabinski ... Ryszard




In the opening days of World War II, the Nazis occupy Warsaw. In a display of extraordinary courage and commitment, Zookeeper Jan Zabinski decides to hide the city's most endangered residents in his home. Before war's end, the Warsaw Zoo will become a safe haven for 300 Jewish men, women, and children. Written by Richard Lester

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Ordinary people called to do extraordinary things.


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Safe Haven The Warsaw Zoo by Richard and Gary Lester- Producer Alex Ringer Israel
30 April 2011 | by gorenmmSee all my reviews

I am an educator in Israel and in memory of all the victims who perished in the Holocaust I dedicate the Safe Haven movie. My students and I have been sharing this film with educators around the world through our educational website. http://www.globaldreamers.org/11holocaust/index.html We feel blessed and honored to be a part of such an educational and valuable movie. I am including remarks by some of my students and these messages speak for themselves.

I think the movie is very sad and exciting, The music makes me feel like I'm inside the movie, When the music was sad it reminded me of all the people that the Nazis killed. When I see the place that people hid in, I really appreciate the sacrifice of the owners of the zoo. It is important to teach children about the holocaust because it was a terrible this that happened to our nation, and we must always remember it and never let it happen again. The children need to learn we must stop a thing like that when it starts, before it becomes huge and terrible, and it's hard to stop that, like the Holocaust. Nofar M. 6th grade

I felt "strong feelings about the movie "Safe Haven". It was very interesting that non Jews risked their life to help strangers.I mean for no personal gain, this is rare. It's important to see the movie in order not to forget the Holocaust. Children in the world should see the movie in order to know about the holocaust.

The movie, Safe Haven, is a very important movie that shows us that even in terrible days or years, there will always be people who willing to risk themselves to save the weak people who need help. The Zabinsky's were a great family and they knew that the Nazis would kill them all if they knew that they were hiding Jews They knew that it was not human to kill people just because of their religion and faith so they helped the Jews. I think it is very important that old or young people see this movie because everyone will know that we should do the right thing and even if it can endanger you.

Yonatan S, grade 6, Ein Ganim School

I feel that Safe Haven is a wonderful and exciting movie. I think it is important to see the movie because that if a man doesn't know his past he can't build his future. We have to know what happened in the Holocaust to and make sure that it won't happen again in the future. The children are the future and the movie is one of the best ways to teach them what happened in the holocaust, Poland, The Warsaw Zoo Gal 6th grade

Gary and Richard lester,Alex Ringer,

When I saw the movie it made me feel very good.

I felt that because the film focused on helping Jews and not hating them. The movie shows how important it is to be good human beings and that man is a man without religion.

It's important to Children watch this movie because it's not hard to view but it teaches a lot of values of help, love, equality and humanity. Thank you, Bar S. 6th grade Safe Heaven is a very touching movie. In the movie we see a family that hides 300 Jews under the cages and in the basement. The movie touched my heart because a Polish family risked its lives helping 300 Jews even though the Nazis could catch them and kill them every minute. It is important to see this movie to raise the awareness that even though there is evil in the world, deep down in the heart of the human beings there is still a good will and kindness. It is important that children in the world see this movie so they will learn the history of the Jewish people and they will know what to do so history will not repeat itself.

Romi Z. 5th grade In conclusion, as an educator, a Mom, a Granny and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, I highly recommend this movie to anyone. Marsha Goren

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