Swing Dancing During the Nazi Reich

By Jeffery Giesener Jeffery Giesener CARLSBAD, California — Swing Kids is a 1993 musical themed film streaming on paid Amazon Prime. This historically accurate Holocaust era film explores the forbidden, undercurrent of music and dance culture that was resisting the repressed cultural norms of the Third Reich during 1938-1939. Associated with this theme is a parallel premise of anti-Jewish propaganda, stripping of Jewish freedoms and Nazi attempts to indoctrinate its youth to be subservient to the German Fatherland. Additionally, this film affords us a distinctive and unique glimpse into German…

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