Our documentary is the story based on our mother’s passion for genealogical research. She uncovered a family mystery decades ago about our grandfather’s secret love affair with Dora Gallner when he was stationed in Europe as part of the Army of Occupation after WWI. He came home alone and married our grandmother a year later. Lynette and I decided to explore this mystery.
The film documents our journey into his past: how we researched the clues we found in his personal papers and photographs, and what we discovered about Dora’s tragic end. This is very much history related genealogy research; we learned a great deal in making this film that most of our American audiences find very unfamiliar.
After the film, we welcome any suggestions that could fill in some of the blank spots: while we were able to learn a great deal, there are still mysteries to be solved!