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Music in Axis Countries in WWII


Music in Axis Countries in WWII

This is probably a dumb question. I just had always wondered about this when watching documentaries on TV about how Hitler and other axis leaders basically banned music that was considered "degenerate" (jazz, swing, and anything having to do with blacks or Jews).

I know Hitler was all about Wagner and classical music. I could see an older generation back in the day agreeing however, was classical music the typical music in the 1930s-1940s that Germans would listen to? I saw "Swing Kids" years ago and saw how you had to keep quiet about listening to swing, so what openly did young Germans (really any youth living in an Axis country though) listen to? I cannot imagine a German teenager listening to Wagner in his free time and having a poster of him hung up on his wall.

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