The Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkichen has changed its mind, deciding it will keep the grave of its second most distinguished citizen after Richard Strauss.
The Parsifal premiere conductor Hermann Levi spent his last years in the town and was buried there in 1900.
His grave was desecrated by the Nazis in the 1930s and never rehabilitated since.
Last summer, the town decided it did not want the derelict grave and arranged to remove Levi’s remains to the Jewish cemetery in Munich.
But a row blew up in world media, shaming the petty burghers who have now decided to keep the grave and restore it, after all.
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