The Search for Thor

Director V. revealed RANDI MILLMAN-BROWN Ithaca, N.Y. Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the end of the year, he is dead, leaving behind a mystery, a diary, and many questions. This column chronicles his great niece’s attempt to solve that mystery. Last month I wrote about some of the details in my great-uncle Thor’s travel journal that left readers with more questions than answers. The main question was who was this mystery person, Director V., who shared secrets with Thor? His identity has been revealed. I posted a query on the Facebook
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Randi Millman-Brown

Randi Millman-Brown is an art historian, photographer, part-time genealogist, and writer living in Ithaca, N.Y. She can be contacted at

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