JERUSALEM – A letter from the German composer Richard Wagner has converted nearly 28,000 euros completed on an auction in Jerusalem. The lievelingscomponist of the German dictator Adolf Hitler had himself in the text negative about French and German Jews, reports the auction house.
The letter was probably intended for the French philosopher Édouard Schuré, said Meron Eren of the auction house Kedem. The document, in 1869, came later in the hands of an Israeli collector. Wagner died in 1883 in Venice, more than six years before the birth of Hitler.
Honor recognizes that it is problematic to have an anti-semitic text, to be auctioned in Israel. He thought that private collectors or war museums as possible, would be interested in. The identity of the buyer is not disclosed.