Wagner’s “Judenthum in Musik”

A first edition of Wagner’s flagrantly anti-Semitic diatribe “Judenthum in Musik,” in which he describes Jews as incapable of understanding or appreciating great music. At the Wagner exhibit in the Judaisches Museum, Wien. For more on the exhibit, see http://www.jmw.at/en. The museum also houses a breathtaking collection of religious objects including gorgeous silver pieces, and a collection of photographs of historic synagoges, most of which were destroyed during the Holocaust. For fans of the book “The Hare with Amber Eyes,” there is also one shelf showing some of Edmund de Waal’s small ceramic bowls – de Waal is an heir of the Ephrussi banking family, whose members were forced into exile or murdered in the Holocaust.

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Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion, Union Theological Seminary, New York NY
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