Quote Originally Posted by mhv
Can I just remind once more the fine people here that LR didn't shovel bodies in the ovens, and that by the time she did her movies those things weren't in operation?

There is a lot that can happen within the span of a few years, and many people's telephoto hindsight on history has the uncanny ability to compress the perspective of time into a single moment.
Well, I'm basing my opinion on the material that she did produce, and the message within it, in the context of my understanding of the early thirties.

My original opinion of Riefenstahl was that she was very talented and that her involvement with Hitler could be separated from that talent. I was comfortable with that opinion. As I studied her work more deeply, within the context of Germany between the wars, I began to change my opinion. It is not an opinion that I have formed lightly. But it is just an opinion.

Best,
Helen