SK
CZ
EN
menu
exit
CZ
SK
EN

Love It Was Not

The tragic love story of Helena Citron, a young Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, and Austrian SS officer Franz Wunsch.
Love, It Was Not is a tragic love story between a prisoner and a Nazi. Beautiful and full of life, Helena Citron, is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the protection of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice. Risking execution if caught, they went on with their forbidden relationship until the war ended and the camp was liberated. Thirty years later, a letter arrives from Wunsch’s wife asking Helena to “return the favor”– testify on Wunsch’s behalf. Faced with an impossible decision, Helena must choose. Will she help the man who brutalized so many lives, but saved hers?
Original title
Ahava Zot Lo Hayta
English title
Love It Was Not
Year
2020
Country
Language
HEB, GER, ENG
Subtitles
CZ
Running time
86 min
Age rating
15+
Release date CZ
10. 11. 2022
Release date SK
10. 11. 2022
Directed by
Written by
Edited by
Cinematography
Music by
Paul Gallister

Awards

DocAviv FF
Best Israeli Documentary
2020
Best Documentary
Moscow Jewish Film Festival
2021

Media reception

Variety
"Remarkable not only for its unusual central story and unique creative execution, but also for its extensive eyewitness testimonies."
LA Times
"A uniquely compelling, exhaustively researched documentary.”

Downloads

Get all the materials you need - posters, distribution lists, high resolution pictures, markering materials, trailers, or a sountrack.
Distribution list Poster and photos

SIMILAR MOVIES

Information about cookies on this page
We use cookies to collect and analyse information to improve the user experience. Read more here.
DENY
ALLOW