Israel: Anti-Semitic Wagner letter goes on auction in Jerusalem

A letter written by German composer Richard Wagner, notorious for his anti-Semetic leanings, went on auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday. The letter which was penned by Wagner to a French journalist exactly 150 years ago spoke of his concerns about the Jewish influence in culture and economy not only in Germany but all around the world. «To sell an anti-Semitic letter at auction there is naturally... Еще the chance that it may get into the wrong hands; there is a Nazi and Neo Nazi culture that collects these pieces,» co-founder and owner of the Kedem auction house Meron Eren said speaking of the controversies circling the auctioned letter. «Our purpose is [to preserve] the history of the nation of Israel. In our opinion, anti-Semitism is a part of the history of the nation of Israel,» he added.

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