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History: Leni Riefenstahl


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This LibGuide will assist you with the study of HSC Modern History on Leni Riefenstahl. Leni Riefenstahl was a German dancer, actress and film director. She is best known as a film director and her imposing propaganda films in support of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party. 

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Leni Riefenstahl This entry provides biographical content and the influences of Leni Riefenstahl as a filmaker.

The Shameful Legacy of the Olympic Games This article appeared in The Guardian 15 June 2012. 

How Leni Riefenstahl shaped the way we see the Olympics This article appeared on the BBC website 10 August 2016.

Leni Reifenstahl - propagandist for the Third Riech This article was published 15 September 2003 on the World Socialist website.

Reconsidering "Triumph of the Will" Was Hitler there? Sight and Sound article provided by Stanford University.

Where there's a will: The rise of Leni Riefenstahl The New Yorker article by Judith Thurman published March 19 2007.

Leni Riefenstahl, Filmaker and Nazi Propagandist, Dies at 101 The New York Times article by Alan Riding Spetember 9, 2003.