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Wagner: 15 facts about the great composer
Much of Wagner's controversial reputation comes from his association with Nazism. In fact, Hitler allegedly said the following: "Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." Controversies still rage today around performances of Wagner's work in modern-day Israel in particular. Here we can see Hitler laying the first stone at a monument to Wagner.