The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel

The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel

Jan 19, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meeting Room B


Documentary followed by Q&A with the Director

Peter Ertel, a German amateur violinist, becomes a reluctant soldier in Hitler’s army. He then defies overwhelming odds to not only survive WWII, but to become a U.S. Government agent. After immigrating to America in 1953, he worked nearly three decades for a small industrial chemical firm owned by Jewish people.

Peter Ertel, 95 at the time of filming, tells his own incredible and inspiring life story. View the trailer.

Virtual Program – Join us for viewing in Room B.

Thank you to the Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation for supporting this program.