Foreign News: Wagnerian Issue

One of Composer Richard Wagner's less important works last week stirred politico-patriotic debate in Britain. The work in question was his saucy Granddaughter Friedelind, 22, who has had as interesting a history as any of his operas.

In 1923, ten years before the No. 1 Nazi became Chancellor, Music Lover Adolf Hitler first met the family of his favorite composer. Widow Cosima would have none of him, but Hitler struck up a friendship with English-born Daughter-in-Law Winifred Wagner. Aged five at this time was Granddaughter Friedelind. She was dandled on Herr Hitler's knee while rumor that he was going to marry her...

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