Hitler, meanwhile, began to see other women, most notably Leni Riefenstahl. She became the Third Reich’s “filmatographer”. Her epic flm, Triumph of the Will,
made Nazis seem unbelievably appealing. The film won the gold medal in Venice in 1935 and the gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937 (though it later destroyed her career for years after the war). Hitler was enthralled by Leni’s wit and intellect – characteristics that Eva had never developed.
However, he stopped seeing Leni when he learned she was cheating on him with a German pilot.
And so, Hitler returned, as always, to the ever devoted Eva, who tried to learn how to make and develop films. Hitler was generally the subject of her films.
But then Hitler began to see other women again. When WWII came, Eva rejoiced saying, “At last he will have no more time for other women.”
If any man makes you feel like you would be grateful for a world war, please just break up with him. It – and he – are not worth it.