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documentary Wagner's Jews A Film by Hilan Warshaw

A Film by Hilan Warshaw

Wagner's Jews A Film by Hilan Warshaw


The famous German composer of romantic operas Richard Wagner has aroused both the most unyielding passions and the fiercest hatred alike. Wagner's Jews by Hilan Warshaw focuses on the composer's complex relationships with his contemporary Jewish admirers and supporters.

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  • Yossi Beilin | Israeli politician and negotiator of the Oslo peace accords
  • Leon Botstein | President of Bard College; Conductor Laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
  • John Louis DiGaetani | Wagner scholar
  • Asher Fisch | Israeli conductor
  • Robert Gutman | Musicologist and Wagner biographer
  • Uri Chanoch | Deputy Chairman, Central Organization of Holocaust Survivors in Israel
  • Jonathan Livny | President, Israel Wagner Society
  • Zubin Mehta | Music Director, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Dina Porat | Chief Historian, Yad Vashem; Professor, Tel Aviv University
  • Paul Lawrence Rose | Professor of European History and Jewish Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • Jan Swafford | Brahms biographer


  • Directed by:
    • Hilan Warshaw
  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 55 min
  • Production: © Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln
  • Available version(s): EN
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