Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/08/24

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Subject: [Leica] Leni Riefenstahl
From: mlpowell at (Matthew Powell)
Date: Tue Aug 24 19:21:39 2004
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She's on the record as having written adoring letters to Hitler in 1932 
and having met frequently with Goebbels at her home, picnicking with 
Hitler and Goebbels - to say she had little connection is either 

It wasn't as if she was selected out of the blue to produce Nazi 
propaganda - she offered her services to the party and produced her 
first film (since destroyed) in 1933, a prelude to Triumph of the Will.

There's also the issue of the Czech Rom who were sent to the camps 
after being used as extras in 1942 (an issue that was being 
investigated at the time of her death) - in and of itself, another 
indicator that the 1934-9 timeline is wrong. She was a war 
correspondent in Poland and returned to Berlin (allegedly after 
witnessing a massacre) where she continued to work for and with the 

Replies: Reply from msmall at (Marc James Small) ([Leica] Leni Riefenstahl)
In reply to: Message from kitmc at (Kit McChesney | Vuelux) ([Leica] Leni Riefenstahl)