Irad Atir, a fresh-baked Israeli PhD, argues in his doctoral thesis that Richard Wagner wasn’t all bad towards the Jews. Some of his best friends were Jewish, you know…. ‘Wagner, a non-Jewish composer, knew and worked with more Jews than any other significant composer.’ (Oh, really?)
Loge, in the Ring, is Jew-ish. ‘He is cunning but also acts in a positive way, helping good people; a Jew who has undergone change.’ (Ahem)
Wagner didn’t think Jews were totally awful. ‘The fact that he attached Jewishness to a number of different characters in his operas shows that his approach to Jews was not one-dimensional.’
And more of the same (here). It just gets more tortuous and perverse.