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October 30, 2000
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A musical taboo in Israel was broken when the Rishon leZion Symphony Orchestra performed a work by Hitler’s favorite composer, Richard Wagner. Efforts by Holocaust survivor groups to block last Friday’s performance failed after the Supreme Court refused to intervene, citing freedom of expression. But the performance was not without disruption: As the first notes of Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll” filled the hall, a Polish-born survivor swung a noisemaker in protest.

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