One day in 1999, Alex Sabac el Cher, a retired German textile salesman opened his door to a historian who had a painting to show him and a few questions. Preußisches Liebesglück
("Prussian love bliss"), a 1890 painting of two lovebirds, an African officer of the German imperial army and his young red-headed bride, was perhaps an allegory of (color-)blind love, but also an actual moment of happiness in the Sabac el Cher family history
, that started in 1836 with the gift of a young Nubian boy nicknamed August "Good morning"
to an exiled princely murderer and became interwoven
with German history
. Bonus: First 10 minutes
(in French) of a documentary about the Sabac el Cher