WWII Nazi Propaganda Jazz Music
Heinrich Goebbel Heinrich Himmler (Gestapo) Joseph Goebbels (Propaganda)
(Karl Schwedler) and his Orchestra was a Nazi Propaganda jazz group which specifically aimed to demoralizing the
British and American Allied Forces during World
War II. As many know, Jazz music was opposed by the
Nazi tyrannical control of freedoms due to its African-American
roots making this collection a curious historical anomaly.
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With a powerful broadcast signal, songs were heard clear
across the English Channel. Joseph Goebbel's brainchild Charlie and his Orchestra sought to create copies of popular
American jazz songs in English with pro-Nazi lyrics.
believe that the intent of these songs was to create a divide
between the American and the British forces due to their
anti-British remarks. It cannot be known if this Nazi propaganda
was ever an effective tool against American or British troops,
but we know the historical results of the war - the defeat
of the Nazi war machine.
For Japanese propaganda, see also: Tokyo Rose.
For more jazz broadcasts, see also: Charlie and His Orchestra (Nazi Propganda), Date with the Duke, Eddie Condon Jazz Concert, Esquire Jazz Concert, Jubilee, Music Depreciation, Navy Swings, Live from Birdland, and New Orleans Jazz Band.