Don't Mention the Nazis: An Encounter With Wagner and His Reticent Granddaughter

Attending the annual Bayreuth Festival, the writer finds an angry audience, a reticent relative of the German composer and an unusual exhibit on Jews.

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Over 500 meter-high plastic statues of composer Richard Wagner fill the German town of Bayreuth, which is celebrating the 200th birthday of the controversial artist who founded the festival bearing its name.