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Published: 01 August 2017

320 Pages | 16 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190234980

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Through the Lion Gate

A History of the Berlin Zoo

Gary Bruce

  • The first English-language history of the Berlin zoo, highlighting its central importance over 150 years of German history
  • Narrates enthralling stories about animals, such as the one of Knautschke, the hippo who survived the aerial bombing of 1943 and became an icon of Berlin
  • Shows how the Nazis, led by Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring, promoted animal protection laws as a means to spread their ideology
  • Offers vivid descriptions of Berliners' reaction to the peoples on display in the 'human zoos,' including romantic relationships that they formed

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