Coco Schumann,2014©Katerina Oikonomakou

Coco Schumann, “I only ever wanted to play jazz”

  Imagine a Jewish teenager playing swing music in Berlin, in 1941. That boy is Coco Schumann, born not very far from Alexanderplatz in 1924. What he would go through in the years to come has been well documented, in a book, a theatre piece that keeps touring Germany and countless newspaper stories. Yet it…