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LOVE IT WAS NOT

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?


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POST-FILM TALK BY JANICE FRIEBAUM

 

Janice Friebaum holds a master's degree in Jewish and Holocaust studies from the University of Chicago. She founded and chaired Generations After - Descendants of Holocaust Survivors in Greater Phoenix, has served as vice president and member of the board of directors of the Phoenix Holocaust Association, and is a member of the Coordinating Council of Generations of the Shoah, International. Janice conducts speaker trainings for survivor descendants' groups, trainings for frontline health care workers and others who assist aging Holocaust survivors, and gives presentations related to the Holocaust at academic conferences, colleges, secondary schools, religious congregations and at various public, private and nonprofit events.

 

Janice's eclectic professional background includes work as a national park ranger, plant ecologist, conservation biologist, natural resources manager, vice president and senior planner for Jewish Federations, executive director of a Holocaust education organization, and senior services consultant.


Israel • 2020

Language:

Hebrew & German with English subtitles

Director:

Maya Sarfaty

Genre:

Documentary

Run Time:

83 minutes

  • LOVE IT WAS NOT
    MONDAY FEB 14 - WEDNESDAY FEB 16

    $13.00