He’s got Rhythm

1.5.2014, Berlin. Jazzmusiker Heinz Jakob „Coco“ Schumann portraitiert in seiner Wohnung in Berlin Zehlendorf. (Gregor Zielke)

Photography by Gregor Zielke

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Coco Schumann, a legend of Berlin Jazz and Swing of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. During the 1930s he was able to hide his Jewish identity but in 1944 was transported first to Theresienstadt, where he became a member of the Ghetto Swingers and later came to Auschwitz-Birkenau and KZ Dachau from where he was sent on a death march.

To read more about him please also see the article in today’s Jüdische Allgemeine

or view the Coco Schumann gallery


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