Entertainment Heir donates estate of Hitler's filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl

23:11  12 february  2018
23:11  12 february  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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Leni Riefenstahl became Nazi Germany’ s most famous film maker . In a state where women played a secondary role to men, Riefenstahl was given a free hand by Hitler to produce propaganda films for the Nazi regime.

Steven Bach, author of Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend, offers a stunning new biography of one of the 20th century's most fascinating and controversial figures, known as " Hitler ' s filmmaker ", Leni Riefenstahl .

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, an unidentified housekeeper, passes by a picture of famous film director Leni Riefenstahl on the wall in Riefenstahl's home in Poecking, Germany, after she died Monday at the age of 101. A German cultural foundation said Monday Feb. 12, 2018, that it has been bequeathed photos, films, manuscripts, letters and files from the estate of Leni Riefenstahl, the legendary filmmaker best known for the propaganda movies she made for Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, FILE) © The Associated Press FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, an unidentified housekeeper, passes by a picture of famous film director Leni Riefenstahl on the wall in Riefenstahl's home in Poecking, Germany, after she died Monday at the age of 101. A German cultural foundation said Monday Feb. 12, 2018, that it has been bequeathed photos, films, manuscripts, letters and files from the estate of Leni Riefenstahl, the legendary filmmaker best known for the propaganda movies she made for Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, FILE)

BERLIN — A German cultural foundation says it has been bequeathed photos, films, manuscripts, letters and files from the estate of Leni Riefenstahl, the legendary filmmaker best known for the propaganda movies she made for Nazi Germany.

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' LENI RIEFENSTAHL , Hitler ' s favourite film - maker , has spoken out against Jodie Foster's plans to make a film of her life. SHE told The Telegraph: "Foster is trying to make a film not of my memoirs but of the other things in my life.

Hitler ' s Filmmaker : Leni Riefenstahl . Photographer and film - maker , Leni Reifenstahl. Triumph of the Will and Olympia In 1936, under the auspices of German dictator Adolf Hitler , Berlin played host to the Summer Olympic games.

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said Monday that Riefenstahl's sole heir, her former secretary, donated the complete collection amassed by the filmmaker, who died in 2003.

Her films included "Triumph of the Will," which recorded the Nazis' 1934 rally at Nuremberg, and "Olympia," a meditation on muscle and movement at the 1936 Berlin Olympic games.

Riefenstahl always defended her work, saying she knew nothing of Nazi atrocities.

Foundation president Hermann Parzinger says his organization will treat the material with "a special responsibility for the critical examination of this controversial person of contemporary history."

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