11 2024

JCRC: Love it was Not

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Love It Was Not

Film Club discussion with director Maya Sarfaty, via Zoom 

Hosted by The Jewish Agency for Israel, Partnership2Gether, and the Jewish Federations of North America 

Sunday, February 11

1 p.m.

Zoom | FREE


Love It Was Not is the fascinating story of Helena Citron, a young Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, and Franz Wunsch, the SS officer with whom she had a complicated romantic relationship until the camp was liberated. Decades later, after years of refusing any contact from him, Helena was forced to choose whether to help the man who’d saved her life: Would she testify on his behalf at the second Vienna Auschwitz Trial? 

That intrigue alone makes a discussion with the film’s director, Maya Sarfaty, a “you don’t want to miss this” program.  

But did you know that there’s a Toledo connection that makes this story even more compelling? The family featured in this movie is that of Hadassah Strobel,a long-time cherished member of our local Jewish community, before she retired to Florida some years ago. Helena was a very close relative of Hadassah’s. 

So don’t delay – register for the discussion of Love It Was Not today! 

RSVP by Friday, February 9 to https://www.westerngalilee.org.il/event-details/film-club (link to view the film will be sent to registrants the week before the event)

Any questions? Contact Mary Bilyeu at mary@jewishtoledo.org or 419-724-0405.