Historical commentary


Of course, history is something we mortals write, since we can’t go back that far and relive it unless it’s written, taped or electronically transferred to silicon chips or disks. Cleopatra is history, even though her story is surely argumentative, while Leni Riefenstahl’s life is both past and current history. But one thing for sure, she made history and in many ways shaped virtual reality of high-tech film-making. While Gen. Gehlen, Churchill and Stalin shaped World War II and, of course, the Cold War.