During the war, Reifenstahl was a correspondent for the Nazi propaganda machine in Poland. She filmed Hitler’s victory parade in Warsaw. But by 1945, it was clear to her that the Nazi illusion of greatness, as portrayed in her movies, was a sham. Riefenstahl left Berlin in the dying days of the war. Her fame and notoreity soon got her into trouble with the Allies. Riefenstahl was arrested and taken into custody by American troops. She briefly escaped on a bicycle, but was soon recaptured. Riefenstahl would be held until 1948. She was put on trial but never convicted for her role in the Third Reich.