Montag, 18. Juli 2011
swing and life
for my friends from all over the world I decided to write in english and hope not to make too much grammar mistakes ;-)
I am currently working on my diploma thesis and won't have the time to post every day. But from time to time I will publish pictures from my past projects or sketches that won't be used in the book.
The ongoing diploma project is about Germany in the late 1930s and early 40s. Most people can't imagine how it was to be young at that time. So I did interviews with senior citizens who liked swing music when they were in their teens.
I love swing music and as we know the Nazis din't like it at all. It was never really "verboten" but still there were some laws against music made by jewish and (later) american musicians. Also the young people who listened to swing were accused to have low moral standards and sometimes were threatened by the Gestapo.
I was really impressed by their stories. I hope my book will capture the spirit of them and share it with you.