Mon, Sep 20 | Theatre Three

Film: Love It Was Not

The romantic relationship between Helena Zitron, a beautiful Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz, and SS officer Franz Wunch remains one of the most confounding stories of Holocaust survival.
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Film: Love It Was Not

Time & Location

Sep 20, 7:00 PM
Theatre Three, 412 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, USA

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Screening at Theatre Three412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York, 11777 Guest Speaker recorded via Zoom: Maya Sarfaty, Director; Moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio 

Directed by Maya Sarfaty The romantic relationship between Helena Zitron, a beautiful Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz, and SS officer Franz Wunch remains one of the most confounding stories of Holocaust survival. Fascinating first-person accounts confirm their affair began when Helena was forced to sing at a party where she caught Wunsch’s eye. Besotted, he transfers her to lighter duties, and even nurses her through typhoid. But when Helena’s sister Rose arrives at the camp, a tragedy irrevocably fuses the fates of the three together. Whether Helena was simply surviving, collaborating, or truly in love with Wunsch will haunt both sisters even 30 years after they flee to Israel. Meticulous historical investigation reveals that Wunch repeatedly tried to reunite with his love over the years, ultimately requesting Helena testify at his war crimes trial in 1972. Rescued by her beauty and her will to survive, Helena recognizes her need to tell the truth and is forced to make an impossible choice once again. Running Time: 86 Minutes

In addition to our live presentations at Theatre Three, we have added a VIRTUAL presentation of the series as well. These screenings will take place on Tuesdays after the live screenings on Mondays.

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