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Swing Kids is a feature film that covers the early years of Hitler coming to power between 1933 and 1939 Swing Kids on its own doesnt give the viewer great insight into the Nazi regime However through background study into the topic Swing Kids helped enhance my understanding of Nazi Germany Swing Kids is a microcosm of a major transformation in the circumstances of Germany around 1933 to 1939 The feature film seemed to belittle this transformation taking place in Germany in the 1930s This is because as Hitler is committing genocide and planning World War 2 the feature film followed a small group of kids who danced to illegal music Although read deeper into the feature film this small group of kids is used as a symbol to portray the wide spread discontent at the transformation taking place in Germany In other words viewers that have no prior knowledge of Nazi Germany in 1933 to 1939 can be miss lead by the story line The reason why they are misled is because a lot of issues in the text are not directly addressed but implied in some supposedly irrelevant scenes Throughout the feature film the kids didnt seem extremely political However at the beginning it is seen that the kids are urinating on an anti-swing pro Nazi poster This alone can be overlooked by us as viewers In modern context this act of urination can be seen as immature mischief with no political message However in context of the political climate in Nazi Germany viewers can be given an insight into how symbolic this act is This Urination demonstrates the kids showing a message pro-swing pro Americanism and anti Nazi Germany It is a symbol of what would be happening in the wider culture of 1933 to 1939 Momentarily after the kids urinated another greatly symbolic situation occurred in Swing Kids Police officers Gestapo are seen chancing a man before they catch
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