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Coco Schumman: Story of Resilience with Music through the Holocaust

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Today we will be hearing the story of how music saved the life of Coco Schumman in Germany as he grew up.  Mr. Schumman was one of the musicians that survived and he chooses to live life and thrive.

Our guest today is Michaela Haas, co-author of The Ghetto Swinger:  A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers, the life story of Coco Schumann by Mr. Schumann.  The legendary jazz musician was forced to entertain Nazi's and serenade Jews as they were marched to the gas chambers.  However, Schumann doesn't want to be labeled as a Holocaust survivor, but as living proof of the ultimate beauty and power of music.

For more information:  Coco Schumann's music is available on iTunes and the book is available on www.MichaelaHaas.com

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