Irad Atir's PhD paper on the degree of anti-Semitism held by Richard Wagner brought to mind the anti-Semitism of another romantic German composer. Richard Strauss, historically, has been linked to Hitler and the Third Reich. As Hitler rose to power in the mid-1930's Strauss presented an opera and gave credit to Stefan Zweig, his librettest who was Jewish. In spite his effors to defend the inclusion of Zweig, the opera was banned and Strauss, who had a Jewish daughter-in-law and Jewish grandchildren was compelled to be the obedient servant of the Nazi state in order to protect them.
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from the article: Wagner didn't hate all Jews, just 'bad' ones, argues Israeli scholar