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Here are some that have previously been posted. Please add any questions you have on Leni to this thread so that we can make a "collection" of questions for practice essays to benefit everyone.


-Describe the part played by Leni Reifenstahl in German culture to 1933
-Assess Leni Reifenstahls importance to Nazi culture 1933-45

-Describe the significant infulences on the career of Leni Reifenstahl during the weimar Period
-"Leni always maintained she was only interested in film not propaganda"
In the light of this statemant, assess Leni Riefenstahl's role as a nazi Propagandist.


Please add your questions to this thread!
 

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Essay question: Evaluate the role of Leni Riefenstahl in the cultural life of Nazi Germany.
i need help with this
 

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These are a tad repetitive, but I thought it might help to make sure everyone is aware of the past HSC questions. A couple are oddly phrased, but there aren't going to be any surprises.


2001.
i) Describe Leni Reifenstahl's role in German culture, up to 1933
ii) Asses Leni Reifenstahl's contribution to the Nazi propaganda machine from 1934 to 1939.

2002.
i) Outline the main events in the career of Leni Riefenstahl from the 1920's to 1945.
ii) "Riefenstahl was a talented woman whose major works were funded by and intended to glorify the Nazis."
- In light of this statement asses Leni Reifenstahl's contribution to the development of German cultural life under Nazism.

2003.
i) Identify the major features of the life of Leni Riefenstahl in the period 1920 - 1945
ii) "Leni Reifenstahl's only significance was as a propagandist for the Third Reich".
- In light of this statement, asses the significance of Leni Reifenstahl's work in Nazi propaganda until 1945

2004.
i) Write a brief biography of Leni Riefenstahl, outlining key events in her life to 1945
ii) "Through her lens, Leni Riefenstahl gave the world the lasting images of Nazi Germany"
- In light of this statement, asses the view that Leni Riefenstahl was documenting history rather than creating propaganda.
 

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"Throughout history, many personalities have been judged according to their intentions and motivations." Assess the career of Leni Riefenstahl in light of this statement.

"Evaluate the rise to prominence of Leni Rienfenstahl from the 1920's to 1939."
 

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I dont know if anyone else has noticed that the 2001 question for Leni, and the 2005 questions are the same - "Assess Leni Riefenstahl's role in the transformation of German social and cultural life under Nazism" <2001> and "Evaluate the role of Leni Riefenstahl in attempts to transform German social and cultural life" <2005>.
Reckon that could happen again?
 

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my question i got in class was

"asses the role of Leni Riefenstahl in the transformation of German social and cultural life from 1933-1945"
 

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hers another one for ya's

Analyse the contribution of Leni Reifenstahl to the consolidation of nazi power. Was she simply an artist making the best art she could, or was she a Nazi propergandist??

Any thoughts on this would be VERY helpfull by the way.:)
 

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Would anyone have the answers to the book "Individuals in Modern History - Leni and Albert"

I am desperately in need of ALL the answers for Source based questions on page 54 related to Leni

First question is:
1a) Using sources a and b, list the two events shown in the two photographs and so on

THANKS =DDD
 

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Re: Modern History: Assesment Task

gaaay said:
Would anyone have answers to the "Individuals in Modern History - Leni Riefenstahl, Albert Speer?"

I need all three source based answers on page 54 related to Leni

First question is:

1a. Using sources A and B, list the two events shown in the two photographs and so on

URGENTTT =D
If you actually had a look at the captions of those sources, you'd see what they're related to. Source A talks about the German Labour Service march at the Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg. It was filmed in Leni's Triumph of the Will

Source B relates to the Berlin Olympics of 1936 as the torch continues its journey to Berlin.
 

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Again,

If you actually had a look at the captions of those sources, you'd see what they're related to. Source A talks about the German Labour Service march at the Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg. It was filmed in Leni's Triumph of the Will

Source B relates to the Berlin Olympics of 1936 as the torch continues its journey to Berlin.
b) You've got the various Nazi symbols in flags and monuments. You've also got the classical structures.

c) Classical Greek/Roman constructions of the torch site, and the fact that the torch bearer resembles what Hitler thought epitomises the Aryan race- fit, strong etc.

d) You'd talk about his socialist plans- how Leni thought Hitler could "reduce the tremendous unemployment that had already made over 6 million Germans unhappy and desperate".
 

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thank you :)

that was useful
i was hoping
maybe u would also have the answer to question 3.
assess the usefulness of sources just "A, C and D" for an historian in studying the role of Leni in nazi racial propaganda and yadadada
 

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for question a) I said
There are two features of Nazi state presented in the photograph. The first feature that is displayed is the Nazi logo called “Swastika”. It is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles and has been presented in the photograph on a flag and a monument. The monument is at a highly predominant level where it is visible to all audiences and hence shows the significance of Nazi’s beliefs. It reinforces the idea that these German Labour Service Men are supporters of the Nazi Party with reference to the “Swastika” and hence highlights the significance of their loyalty as an “Aryan” to be marching on a parade and promoting Hitler as a savior.
Another feature of the Nazi state presented is ____________
now i have no idea what to talk bout for classical structures
 

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does anyone have study notes based on Leni
according to syllabus dot points
 

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Leni Riefenstahl Questions 2001 - 2004

Part (a) - description, outline or narrative

2001 – Outline the main events in the career of LR from the 1920s to 1945.
2002 – Describe the significant events in the career of LR from the 1920s to 1945.
2003 – Identify the major features of the life of LR in the period 1920–1945.
2004 – Write a brief biography of LR, outlining the key events in her life to 1945.
2005 – Outline the main features in the public life of LR in the period you have studied.
2006 – Outline the main features in the background and rise to prominence of the twentieth-century personality you have studied.
2006 Specimen – Describe the rise to prominence of the Twentieth Century personality you have studied.
2007 – Describe the role played by the personality you have studied in national AND/OR international history.
2008 – Describe the personal background and the historical context of the personality you have studied.

Part (b) - analysis, assessment or evaluation

2001 – Assess Leni Riefenstahl’s role in the transformation of German social and cultural life under Nazism.
2002 – ‘Riefenstahl was a talented woman whose major works were funded by, and intended to glorify, the Nazis.’ In the light of this statement, assess Leni Riefenstahl’s contribution to the development of German cultural life under Nazism.
2003 – ‘Leni Riefenstahl’s only significance was as a propagandist for the Third
Reich.’ In the light of this statement, assess the significance of Leni Riefenstahl’s work in Nazi propaganda until 1945.
2004 – ‘Through her lens, Leni Riefenstahl gave the world the lasting images of Nazi Germany.’ In the light of this statement, assess the view that Leni Riefenstahl was documenting history rather than creating propaganda.
2005 – Evaluate the role of Leni Riefenstahl in Nazi attempts to transform German social and cultural life.
2006 – To what extent does history present us with a balanced interpretation of this personality?
2006 Specimen – ‘Those who are inspired by an ideal rather than self-interest make the biggest impact on history.’ To what extent does the study of your personality support this view?
2007 – ‘Events shape people more than people shape events.’ How accurate is this statement in relation to the personality you have studied?
2008 – ‘History is about winners.’ How accurate is this statement in relation to the personality you have studied?
 
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'outline the film career of Leni Riefenstahl'

Due to the generic nature of the Personality question these days you wouldn't get that question but it would be what would be required for a question like Outline the main achievements of the personality you have studied.
 

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i got it. :l
I brought the exact same thing up with my teacher and i got the whole 'what would you know response' before she shut me doing for critiquing the question.
 

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i got it. :l
I brought the exact same thing up with my teacher and i got the whole 'what would you know response' before she shut me doing for critiquing the question.
As a teacher I would set that as a homework or in class writing task to ensure the students knew that content but I wouldn't set it as an assessment or exam task.
 

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~~ Asses Leni's impact on twentieth-century history ~~ Need help
 

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