Who is Coco Schumann?
Schumann was born in Berlin, Germany. His father was Christian and his mother was Jewish. Schumann became passionate about Swing after having heard it during the Berlin Olympics. He was transported first to Theresienstadt, 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 Obersturmbannfuhrer!, Plumber, Herr Obersturmbannfuhrer!".
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