The Israel Chamber Orchestra perform in Bayreuth, southern Germany Tuesday July 26, 2011. The Israeli orchestra is performing the music of Richard Wagner at the annual Bayreuth opera festival, ... more 
The Israel Chamber Orchestra perform in Bayreuth, southern Germany Tuesday July 26, 2011. The Israeli orchestra is performing the music of Richard Wagner at the annual Bayreuth opera festival, breaking the unofficial rule against playing the music of Adolf Hitler's favorite composer. Organizers say the concert Tuesday by the Israel Chamber Orchestra is the first time an Israeli orchestra has played Wagner in Germany. The American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants is criticizing the concert as a "disgraceful abandonment of solidarity with those who suffered unspeakable horrors by the purveyors of Wagner's banner." (AP Photo/dapd/ Lennart Preiss) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By dapd/ Lennart Preiss
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 7:20 AM EDT