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In the 1920s America, Jazz Music Was Considered Harmful to Human Health, the Cause of “Neurasthenia,” “Perpetually Jerking Jaws” & More

These are some interesting stories about the Nazis and jazz, including one about a very bad jazz propaganda band created by Goebbels himself. But we need not mention these at all, or even leave the shores of jazz’s birthplace to find examples of extreme reactions to jazz by authoritarian figures who hated and feared it for exactly the same reasons as the Nazis. Chief among such American enemies of jazz was raging anti-Semite Henry Ford, who feared that jazz was, you guessed it, a Jewish ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Germany, Nazis, America, History, Ford, Nazi, Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Henry Ford, Cincinnati, Goebbels, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones

The East German Secret Police’s Illustrated Guide for Identifying Youth Subcultures: Punks, Goths, Teds & More (1985)

Ask Germans who lived under the German Democratic Republic what they feared most in those days, and they'll likely say the agents of the Ministry for State Security, best known as the Stasi. Ask those same Germans what they laughed at most in those days, and they may well give the same answer. As one of the most thoroughly repressive secret police forces in human history, the Stasi kept a close eye and a tight grip on East German society: as one oft-told joke goes, "Why do Stasi officers make s...
Tags: Google, Fashion, College, Germany, Nazis, History, Stasi, Seoul, Leipzig, East Germany, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Secret Police, Ministry for State Security, German Democratic Republic

Hitler Was ‘Blitzed’ On Cocaine & Opiates During World War II: Hear a Wide-Ranging Interview with Best-Selling Author Norman Ohler

Historians have written an extraordinary amount about Hitler, the Third Reich, and World War II–so much, that it’s hard to imagine anyone could find something novel to say about this dark period of history. But German journalist Norman Ohler has done just that. In his new book, Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich, Ohler looks at how Hitler became increasingly dependent on a mixture of cocaine and opiates during the wartime years, all of which could have influenced his decision making. ...
Tags: Google, College, France, Germany, History, New York Times, Nazi, Hitler, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, Leni Riefenstahl, Terry Gross, Joseph Goebbels, Ian Kershaw, Norman Ohler, Reich Ohler