Pro-Life Wednesday: The Zookeeper’s Wife: Keeper of Life!

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Have you seen this movie?  Have you heard about this movie?  It was one of the most profound movie I have seen in a long time. Just watching the trailer again, stirs up emotions.  I don’t think it’s still out in the movies theaters, so keep an eye out for it on Redbox or Amazon (wherever you watch the latest movies).  Trust me on this and watch the movie.

This movie is based on the book, The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story . 

Summary metacritic: In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

So as I am watching this movie, I couldn’t help but to think, how brave this women and her husband are to risk it all for the lives of those whom they don’t even know (they had a few Jewish friends)

They hid over 300 Jewish people in their Zoo.  

It’s a powerful movie that was written and directed by a women. 

We are living in the greatest holocaust the world as ever know! Ever. Know.  It is hard to  compare or not  the holocaust to abortion

Jennifer Fulwier writes an excellent piece on this comparison and one of main points that really hit home to me was this:

At the root of both scourges is a particular strain of evil, the most virulent that the devil possesses. It is the kind of evil that works to take away the humanity of human beings. It whispers in the ears of one group of people who a certain other group of people are something less than human, less worthy of life because of race or religion or physical ability or age. And once this is accomplished, once a group of people have been thoroughly dehumanized in the mind of their society, evil can run wild while the populace yawns.

Johan Heldenbergh plays Jan Zabinski and Arnost Goldflam is orphanage director Dr. Janusz Korczak in ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife.’ (Focus Features)

Another hero in this story was Arnost Goldflam the orphanage director, a saint!

Zookeeper is telling Arnots that his car is right there. That he will help him escape right now. What does Arnots do? He becomes Christ. Another Jew becomes Christ-like, and goes with the children onto the gas chamber so that they will not feel alone in the end of their short life.  

He sacrifices himself for the sake of love.  He asks the zookeeper to help him make it a great joy getting on the train for the children.

It was one of the hardest part of the movie for myself.

This movie kept me thinking about my own actions (or lack of) in this fight against the evil of abortion.

I kept asking myself,  How can I be like the zookeeper’s wife (sometimes feels like I do live in a zoo) to the unborn?

Mother Teresa came to mind . 

Mother Teresa quote Hair bows 4 life the blog

Everyone is call to be a certain type of Zookeeper’s wife.  Everyone must do the right thing at the right time God has called them to do. 

Don’t stay silent. Always Pray, Fast, and Love.

With the Love of Christ,

Cecilia @Hairbows4life

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6 thoughts on “Pro-Life Wednesday: The Zookeeper’s Wife: Keeper of Life!

  1. Beautiful reflection! I have wanted to see this movie, since it crossed my radar a couple weeks ago. I look forward to watching it, perhaps through the lens you provide in this review.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. This movie is amazing! The courage they showed is inspirational. I read the book many years ago and it has been on my top 20 list all these years. I was not disappointed by the movie. The movie is emotional so bring tissue!

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