Love It Was Not

About The Film

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.

Film Details

Running Time 
82 minutes
Viewing Region 
Atlanta Premiere