Leni Riefenstahl

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Leni Riefenstahl

Postby Max » 09 Nov 2017 11:30

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl

Postby ManfredV » 09 Nov 2017 18:57

Hitler's girlfriend? Well,that was a rumor in Nazi Germany and obviously some guys outside believed that. Of course she was never arrested by Gestapo. She never lost Hitler's grace.
But it was also told or a rumour that as a young actress she had affairs with men who could promote her career, f.e. Luis Trenker.

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl

Postby Annelie » 09 Nov 2017 22:51

If she had wanted to sleep with people who would further her career she could have
easily done so with Franck and even Hitler but this didn't happen.
Being an single women and having an affair with an single man seems
quite a normal thing especially with people who have the same interests.

On their first meeting she did meet Trenker and
mentioned that she would be in his next film.

Trenker is also the person who forged Eva Braun's diary..
he was known to be an liar

THE SIEVE OF TIME..is a great read by Leni Riefenstahl.

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl

Postby GregSingh » 10 Nov 2017 03:00

So, did the arrest happen? Or Paris radio was spreading fake news?

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Re: Leni Riefenstahl

Postby Ivan Ž. » 16 Nov 2017 16:08

Fake news (yellow journalism). Riefenstahl mentions no (Oct. 1939) arrest in her memoirs. She writes that after she returned from the front in Poland (Sept. 1939), she had a meeting with Hitler, to whom she reported a war crime she witnessed, and then started working on the "Tiefland" movie. I seriously doubt that she would miss to mention such a jucy detail as a Gestapo arrest in her nearly-700-page-long book, in which she didn't hesitate to mention any misjustice/mistreatment that she experienced. Also, as was already pointed out, she was never Hitler's girlfriend.

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