Scranton Public Library to Host 3 Free Screenings of WWII Documentary in June

Scranton Public Library will be offering three free screenings of the WWII documentary The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel.  The screenings will all be held in the Henkelman Room, located on the 2nd floor of Scranton Public Library.

A reluctant German Platoon Leader survives the Eastern Front and the Battle of Normandy, is captured by the U.S. Army and recruited by the State Department to assist in the democratization of Germany, then immigrates to Cleveland where he forges a 25-year career with a small company owned by Orthodox Jews.  An extraordinary true story of how an honorable man maintained his humanity in a universe of hatred, destruction and death.

The screenings will be held:

*Saturday, June 11th at 2 PM

Wednesday, June 15th at 2 PM

Wednesday, June 15th at 6 PM

*Following the Saturday screening, the film’s director Joseph Cahn will be joining us for a Q&A via Zoom.

For more information on the film, visit

Registration is required.  Reserve your spot at or by calling 570-348-3000.

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