Fifty years after her father’s death, the music administrator Nike Wagner has been rattling skeletons in the family closet.
Wieland, she says, could never talk about growing up as Hitler’s favourite in the family. He was everything Hitler wanted of a young Wagner. After the War, by introducing modernist productions to Bayreuth, he cleansed himself of Nazi guilt and profited from the conversion.
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Wieland (r), Wolfgang (l)