ALL DARK – Friedrichstadt

Jazz Tour of National Socialism

A city tour to historic venues of jazz, passing Anhalter and Potsdamer Bahnhof.

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The tours can be booked anytime, maybe in conjunction with a concert !? € 15 / person, two or less at least € 45

I am happy to meet your individual needs, just contact me in advance!

City tour of Berlin from 1933 to 1945: National Socialism is the symbol of systematic misanthropy. However, even in such circumstances, a very typical Berlin craze, of which there is talk on this city tour, was played out – the Berlin entertainment.Jazz stories against this background?And in the immediate vicinity of buildings where horror was planned and terror was exercised?The city tour through the Friedrichstadt goes after.

Even to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels, a populist and schemer, the effect of Swing was well known, and he had to “keep “his Berliners and his soldiers on home-leaves” in  mood or distract appropriate. This he made just with more or less manipulated swing.Did that worke? And those swing fans who organized themselves into hot clubs in big cities across the country should stay cool? The city tour strives for some clarity in this mess. However, most of the stories turn out to be anything but straightforward or clear.

All in all, I would like to point out to the city tour that the 12 years, 3 months and 9 days of applied National Socialist delusions transformed the flourishing art, culture and entertainment landscape of the twenties into the emptiness of the fifties of the 20th century. And Jazz needed something like a fresh start with a new generation and new varieties of music. Then later more on another city tour!

Musik 1933 – 45:

Internationale Musiker*innen:

Bennie Goodman
Django Reinhardt
Cole Porter – Born to dance
Irving Berlin – Swing high, swing low
Glenn Miller – In the mood

… in berlin

Jack Hylton

Berliner Kapellmeister:

James Kok
Erhard Bauschke
Kurt Widmann

Berliner Musiker:

Fritz Schulze/Fritz Schulz-Reichel


Rosita Serrano
Zarah Leander
Lale Andersen – Lilli Marleen


Die Goldene Sieben
Deutsches Tanz- und Unterhaltungsorchester (DTUO)
Charly and his Orchestra