A Holocaust Saga, Obscure No More
An O.C. woman’s account, published in 1998, is being considered for a miniseries.

By H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer

A Newport Beach woman credits her survival as a Dutch teenager during the Holocaust to small miracles and human kindness, which she chronicled in a deeply personal book, “Flory: Survival in the Valley of Death.”

Her 264-page saga got only modest attention when published in 1998 and sold 3,000 copies. Now the story by Flory A. Van Beek is getting international buzz, with word that ABC and actor-director Mel Gibson’s production company are eyeing it for a miniseries in 2007.