In 1940’s France, what was a “Zazou”?

Answer: A member of a youth subculture, defined by people wearing oversized clothing and listening to jazz and bebop music. Their passive non conformity led to persecution by the conservative Vichy government.

Source: National Regeneration in Vichy France – Ideas and Policies, 1930–1944 by Debbie Lackerstein

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