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The Story Of How Swing Jazz Music That Could Kill Or Save During The Third Reich, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In All Regions DVD Format! #Swing #SwingMusic #Jazz #ThirdReich #Holocaust #Concentration Camps #Auschwitz #ThirdReich #WorldWarII #WWII #Radio #WWIIRadio #DVD
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If someone told you that two Jewish jazz musician survivors of Auschwitz death camp and the drummer of the top Third Reich propaganda jazz band would play on the same stage together forty years later, let alone in good fellowship, would you believe it? Could you believe it? Believe it - the proof is right here in this brilliant, moving, shocking and inspirational 1988 TV documentary on the history of Jazz music during the Third Reich. Though the Nazis hated jazz music for all that made it great, they also employed it both to raise morale among the front line troops and to broadcast poisonous propaganda to the Allies overseas, while at the same time imprisoning, beating and sometimes executing those of their citizens who listened to or peformed it. The evil Dr. Megele himself was responsible for separating away the two Jewish musicians who appear in this documentary from the queue leading to the gas chamber at Auschwitz concentration camp precisely because they were musicans who played this music, and the drummer of the pervented German Propaganda Ministry jazz band ''Charlie And His Orchestra" was not only employed but well paid to play for the Third Reich's purposes the music he would have otherwise been criminalized for. In the end, this music both killed and saved those who loved it, and this film features those Germans who loved it and used it as a means of protest against the Nazis and suffered the consequences for it, those who were employed by the same Third Reich for loving and playing the same music, and those who were forced to play it as a means of lulling eventual victims of the Holocaust into a false sense of security -- and as this film evinces, the same music brought all of these people back together again after the war in friendship and love of this music. An incredible documentary without equal, a title no jazz enthusiast nor World War II student should be without (Color, 1988, 47 Minutes).
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