- Riefenstahl,Helene Bertha Amalie
Rie·fen·stahl (rēʹfən-stäl', -shtäl'), Helene Bertha Amalie. Known as “Leni.” Born 1902.
German filmmaker who gained notoriety for the Nazi-sponsored documentaries she made in the 1930s, including Triumph of the Will (1935) and Olympia (1938), in which she made use of brilliant cinematic techniques to glorify Hitler and Nazi ideals.
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