Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival | 2021

Love It Was Not

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In this astonishing but true story, a Nazi officer falls in love with a Jewish concentration camp prisoner, a taboo romance with decades-long repercussions. A Slovakian cantor’s daughter and aspiring performer, beautiful Helena Citron is among the first inmates to confront the dehumanizing conditions of Auschwitz. There, she captures the attention of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer smitten by her singing voice. Risking execution if caught, their forbidden liaison continues until Helena’s miraculous liberation. The pair don’t meet again until Helena is a witness at his war crimes trial 30 years later. This DocAviv Film Festival Best Israeli Film winner is buttressed by extensive eyewitness accounts, painstaking photo montages and an evocative score.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    82 minutes
  • Language
    German, Hebrew
  • Country
    Austria, Israel
  • Director
    Maya Sarfaty
  • Screenwriter
    Maya Sarfaty