Wieland Wagner gets cancelled in German cityNews
The city council of Stuttgart has renamed a point named after the Bayreuth chief Wieland Wagner, replacing his name with that of the Jewish poet Heinrich Heine. The place was previously named after Heine until 1933, when the Nazis banned him.
Stuttgart’s mayor said the reason for the renaming was Wieland Wagner’s close relationship with ‘Uncle Wolf’ – Adolf Hitler.
We await a reaction from Bayreuth.