5 Little Known Facts About World War II

3. Wagner’s Lost Scores
On his 50th birthday, Adolf Hitler was presented with a case containing the original scores of some the music of composer Richard Wagner. A group of industrialists had paid nearly a million marks for the collection which included the scores of Die Feen, Die Liebesverbot, Reinzi, Das Reingold, and Die Valkur and the orchestral sketch of Der Fliegende Hollander.

Towards the end of the war, Frau Winifred Wagner offered to take them to a safe place for the Fuehrer but he refused saying he had already put them in an extremely secure location; Hitler wasn’t kidding as the manuscripts haven’t been found to this day.
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