“Schreker was widely regarded as Jewish though he had been brought up as Roman Catholic by his mother, a member of Austria’s impoverished aristocracy. Alfred Heuß greeted the premiere of Der Schatzgräber in Leipzig on 23 October 1921 with an incendiary article implying that Schreker’s popularity was manufactured, supported by the press with its principal cheerleader being the influential Jewish journalist Paul Bekker, who in 1919 had proclaimed Schreker as ‘successor’ to Richard Wagner. Heuß’s vile and paranoid article is not explicitly anti-Semitic, but its rant against ‘the press’ and Bekker (referred to as ‘Plague-breath’) would have been understood by anyone reading it.”

– from Forbidden Music