Leni Riefenstahl, known for her documentary film that depicted a 1934 Nazi rally at Nuremberg, died Monday night at the age of 101. Critics said Riefenstahl helped promote a Nazi aesthetic of beauty and purity in “Triumph of the Will” and other films that she made during the Hitler era. But Riefenstahl denied that she was a propagandist, saying her films represented a search for beauty.
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