COCO SCHUMANN

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Heinz Jakob "Coco" Schumann (born 14 May 1924) is a German jazz musician.

Schumann was born in Berlin, Germany. His father Alfred was Jewish by choice (a German Christian practicing convert to Judaism) and his mother Hedwig née Rothholz was Jewish by birth. Schumann became passionate about Swing after having heard it during the Berlin Olympics. He was transported first to Theresienstadt at the age of nineteen, where he became a member of the Ghetto Swingers. Finally he and Martin Roman were transported to Auschwitz, where he came face to face with Josef Mengele. When Mengele inquired of the blue-eyed, nineteen-year-old Coco where he came from and what he did, Schumann shouted, "Berlin, Herr Obersturmbanfuhrer! Plumber, Herr Obersturmbannfuhrer!"

When the Americans dismantled the camps, liberation reached Coco almost too late: Just a few days before the end of the Nazi regime, he had contracted the dreaded spotted fever that had
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COCO SCHUMANN Now! (Coco Schumann Quartett Live) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now! (Coco Schumann Quartett Live)
Bop 1999
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Rex Casino: Live 1955
Hard Bop 2009

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