Walter Frentz

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Frentz with Leni Riefenstahl during the filming of Olympia in 1936

Walter Frentz (About this sound listen ; 21 August 1907 – 6 July 2004) was a German cameraman, film producer and photographer, who was considerably involved in the picture propaganda of Nazi Germany.

Frentz was born at Heilbronn. During the Nazi regime in Germany, he worked as a cameraman for Leni Riefenstahl; from 1939 to 1945, he was closely associated with photographing and filming activities of higher echelons of leaders of Nazi Germany, including German dictator Adolf Hitler.

He died at Überlingen in 2004.


  • Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen (Hrsg.): Das Auge des Dritten Reiches. Hitlers Kameramann und Fotograf Walter Frentz. Deutscher Kunstverlag, München 2006, ISBN 3-422-06618-7
  • Yves le Maner & André Sellier: Bilder aus Dora. Zwangsarbeit im Raketentunnel 1943-1945. Westkreuz-Verlag, Berlin/Bonn 2001, ISBN 3-929592-59-2

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