Just digging back to find what had previously been posted about the Luftwaffe officer Dietrich Shulz-Kohn as I came across another reference recently.
He was mentioned in a couple of old posts on here:
One of my other interests is old classic cars and a recent article in Classic & Sports Car magazine detailed the history of a Mercedes-Benz 540K built to order for Lucy Franchi. She was a well known entrepreneur in Paris in the 1930s and owned among other establishments the club 'La Roulotte' at 62 Rue Pigalle. She ordered the car in 1936 and gifted it to her brother Pierre who assisted her in her business ventures. Django of course was a regular attraction at La Roulotte and Franchi sold him the club in 1944. Lucy was also credited with discovering a street busker and took her in to her club which is how Edith Piaf became a star.
The story in the magazine goes on to mention Dietrich Schulz-Köhn and his part in protecting Django and the Parisian jazz community during the war. Although the Mercedes was confiscated by the Germans during the occupation it was returned to the Franchis, one theory being that Schulz-Köhn played a part in that too.
Further digging found some reference to Schulz-Köhn on this website dedicated to research into the German forces and allies during WW2:
This is an apolitical forum for discussions on the Axis nations and related topics hosted by the Axis History Factbook in cooperation with Christian Ankerstjerne’s Panzerworld and Christoph Awender's WW2 day by day. Founded in 1999.
There is even a report that Schulz-Köhn wrote a couple of songs, seemingly some sort of propaganda morale booster perhaps?
Further correspondence in the magazine following the story about Schulz-Köhn says he was known as Dr Jazz and presented a jazz program on the radio until the 1970s as well as being chairman of the Hot Club Hanover.
Anyone know any more?