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Documentary film: The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel

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November 5, 2022 ∙ 1:00 - 3:15pm
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1st floor - Meeting Room A&B
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Add to Calendar 2022-11-05 13:00:00 2022-11-05 15:15:00 America/Chicago Documentary film: The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel 2016 | NR | 105 minutes | Documentary A must-see for anyone with an interest in WWII or military history. Film screening followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Joe Cahn, via Zoom. Drop-in event. internal tplibrary@tplibrary.org

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German war veteran Peter Ertel tells how he barely survived WWII, became a U.S. Government agent in postwar Germany, and began a 25-year career working for a small company owned by Orthodox Jews. A must-see for anyone with an interest in WWII or military history. Screening to be followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Joe Cahn, via Zoom.  

View the film’s trailer at Trailer – The Unimaginable Journey Of Peter Ertel on Vimeo

THE UNIMAGINABLE JOURNEY OF PETER ERTEL is a riveting account of the life of a man who defied insurmountable odds in an unforgiving environment and who later found peace in America. This film combines archival footage – much of which has never before been shown – with Ertel’s own brave recounting of his extraordinary odyssey – a true story so bold, brave, and beautiful it will restore your faith that humanity can survive even the darkest of days. 

Winner of the "David Ponce Best of the Fest Award" at the 2017 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, the "Founders' Choice Award" at the 2016 G.I. Film Festival, and the "Local Heroes Competition" at the 2017 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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