She saved more than Schindler: Where's her movie?

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by krolpolski, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. krolpolski

    krolpolski Member+

    Posing as a nurse, Sendler visited the Warsaw Ghetto and persuaded parents that their children had better chances of survival outside its walls. She and 20 helpers smuggled children out of the ghetto in 1942 and 1943 and placed them with Polish families.

    She wrote children's names on slips of paper and buried them in jars in a neighbor's yard as a record to help locate the children's parents after the war. The Nazis arrested her in 1943, but she refused to reveal the names despite severe beatings.
  2. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
    So write an award-winning novel about her, then maybe she'll get a movie. You don't think Spielberg had heard about Schindler before Keneally's book (Schindler's Ark) won the Booker Prize, do you?
  3. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin
    Ach. To paraphrase Otto, "she could have saved more."
  4. Demosthenes

    Demosthenes Member+

    May 12, 2003
    Berkeley, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guarantee you this story will get optioned.

    Actually, I take that back. If it appears as a story in Vanity Fair or The New Yorker, it will certainly get optioned.

    Anybody know anybody at the New Yorker?

    A book would be helpful but isn't necesary.

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