Swing under the Swastika (1990)

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  • Featuring

    Alan Plater

  • Director

    John Jeremy

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


This edition looks at Jazz music under the Nazi regime in Germany, and at the cases of the Madlung sisters who were sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp merely for owning jazz records. There are also interviews with jazz drummer Coco Schumann and pianist Martin Roman who were saved in the camps so they could play for SS officers and during executions in Auschwitz as part of the `Ghetto Swingers'.

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