WATCH: Rare Polish Color Home Video From 1938 Found in Florida Closet Shows Laughing Children in a Shtetl

When Glenn Kurtz found an old film reel from his grandparents' 1938 summer trip to Poland, he knew he'd found something special. What he didn't know is how many other people would think so, too.

Glenn Kurtz, a musician-turned-professor, had been working on his first novel about a young woman in Vienna who discovers an old reel of film in a flea market and becomes obsessed with identifying the people in it.