“Adaptable to courses in history, philosophy, ethics, humanities, psychology, and sociology”

Peter Ertel’s odyssey is a study in humanity, tolerance and forgiveness, all of which make this film a unique educational tool adaptable to courses in history, philosophy, ethics, humanities, psychology, and sociology. I use it in my Philosophy, Humanities, and Ethics classes. I highly recommend the film as a tool of utility in developing a unit, lesson, or as an adjunct to a theme.

- Kenneth J. Konchan, Professor, Cuyahoga Community College


“beautifully done story”

Reconciliation and redemption are threads that connect Ertel's life with others who seek to come to terms with World War II and its aftermath. This beautifully done story of a beautiful soul is rich soil for any discussion of the power of hope and love in the struggle between good and evil.

Rev. John Corrado, Minister Emeritus, Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church


“A perfect analysis of ethics”

I don’t think there could be a better film to end this class with. The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel is, to me, a perfect analysis of ethics which delved into the mindset of a German soldier who sought to bring good to an evil he was forced to be a part of. I have been deeply moved.

- Miranda F., College Student


"Captures how ethical decisions can create ethical outcomes"

This documentary was a great way to end ‘Ethics’ because of the decisions Peter had to make and how he made them. It captures how ethical decisions can create ethical outcomes, as well as how the utilitarian and deontological point-of-views are portrayed.

- Alyssa W., College Student


"about ‘selfhood’ and finding one’s purpose in life"

A great documentary to end Ethics class with because it’s all about “selfhood” and finding one’s purpose in life. I enjoyed watching it and even shed tears at some parts.

- Salina M., College Student


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