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    • chelemer
    • 29.10.10 | 07:20 (IST)

    As a Holocaust survivor, I think it idiotic and absurd to hate the Wagner's music just because Hitler liked it. Should we also hate good food that Hitler liked? Wagner certainly was an antisemite but his music was not. This was in contrast with the likes of Shakespeare, Dickens, etc. . . whose works are antisemitic. While Nazis used the literary characters of these writers as symbols of Jewish evil, they never used the characters of Wagner's Ring or other operas in that sense.

    from the article: Just a bit of Sturm und Drang
    First published 00:55 25.10.10 | Last updated 00:55 25.10.10
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