Jewish Film Festival – Love It Was Not
June 24 @ 12:00 pm - June 27 @ 11:00 pm$10
Available Online June 24 – 27
1hr 26min • Documentary (released 2019) • English/Hebrew/German
Love It Was Not is a tragic love story between a prisoner and her captor. Flamboyant and full of life, Helena Citron is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the tutelage of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. When a letter arrives from Wunsch’s wife, thirty years later, begging Helena to testify on Wunsch’s behalf, she’s faced with an impossible decision: will she help the man who brutalized so many lives, but saved hers along with some of the people closest to her?
Winner: Best Israeli Film @ DocAviv Film Festival 2020.
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