Originally Posted by Helen B
Over the last 40 years or so (since I first saw the Olympic movie, then Triumph of the Will) I have moved more or less in the opposite direction, from an initial opinion that she was a Nazi propagandist to my current view that she was a good deal less political, and a good deal more visual and politically naive, than one might have expected.
As you say, it's an opinion. And there's probably a certain amount of chance built into what each of us has read. I can only find two biographies on my bookshelves, but applying my usual skepticall eye and thinking back to what else I have read about or by her, I do not find a moderately sympathetic view to be too unrealistic. I do not defend all she did; but nor can I condemn it all.