York Publishers sounds like a vanity press. It's possible publication of a book based on a fictionalized movie -- that may itself not be made -- will probably gain no traction.
The lesson of this saga comes to us in the words of John Adams and Emmanuel Ringelblum, both of whom I have quoted previously.
These two men, though separated by continents and centuries, cautioned against the need to embellish the truth in any way. Both were referring to seminal events in history, one glorious and one horrible.
Regarding the depiction of America's moment of creation, Adams wrote:
TRegarding the horrible destruction being faced by Jews during the Holocaust, Ringelblum wrote:
ruth, natu re, fact should be you rsole guide. Let not ou rposte rity be deluded by fictions unde rthe p retence of poetical o rg raphical license.”
We wanted the simplest most unadorned account possible of what happened in each shtetl and what happened to each Jew [and in this war each Jew is like a world in itself. Any superfluous word, any literary exaggeration grated and repelled.... It is unnecessary to add an extra sentence.Or, as one anonymous Jew wrote in the margin of a questionnaire Ringelblum's group distributed in the Warsaw ghetto in order to document conditions:
FACTS!**That's the takeaway from this whole matter.
And now.... Enough.
* I am not, of course, referring to the serious historical work on Buchenwald and its sub-camps being conducted by various historians.
** Kassow, Sam, Who Will Write Our History?