What was the Nazi salute?
It starts out kind of like putting your right hand over your heart,then going up real fast and putting your hand in the air,palm facing the ground and fingers to gather.
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Does Billy Idol's white wedding video clip feature the Nazi salute?
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Is this how you spell salute?
Asked in Germany in WW2, Adolf Hitler, History
How was the Nazi Salute founded?
The Nazi Salute has two origins, both of which are disputed at times. Number one: The most plausible theory: Adolf Hitler modelled the Nazi Salute after ancient Roman soldiers, who would jut their arms forward in the same way as a salute to their superiors. Number two: The other theory: Hitler took the fascist arm raise from Benito Mussolini (Commandant of the Italian Army), who invented it because he had a fear of handshaking.
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Why was doing the Nazi salute racist?
The salute is not racist in itself. But since it is a representation of the Nazi regime, which stood for a racist ideology, doing it now invokes the feelings of anti-Semitism. Much like how the swastika is, in fact, an ancient Indian symbol representing life, its use now has been bastardized by Nazi Germany. The salute is not racist in itself. But since it is a representation of the Nazi regime, which stood for a racist ideology, doing it now invokes the feelings of anti-Semitism. Much like how the swastika is, in fact, an ancient Indian symbol representing life, its use now has been bastardized by Nazi Germany.
Asked in World War 2, Germany in WW2, Adolf Hitler
What did the Nazi salute mean to Hitler?
Hitler modelled his 'Third Riech' on the Roman Empire. This can easily be seen in the classical building project which he embarked on. The open handed salute was copied from the Roman military salute. With the salute were spoken the words 'Sieg Hiel' which translated means "Hail to the call of victory" which was sometimes combined with a heel click.
Is owning Nazi uniform illegal?
A man who performed a Nazi salute during a demonstration against fascism was arrested by police on Saturday. So i think it's illegal. Answer No. There are lots of collectors who own Nazi uniforms. And there are lots of 're-enactors' who dress up in Nazi uniforms. Of course, this might not apply to all countries.
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When did the German Army begin using the Nazi salute?
The German armed forces were formally ordered to begin using the Nazi salute on July 24, 1944. Prior to this date the Nazi or Fascist salute, with the right arm stiffly extended to its full length and usually accompanied by a loud “Heil Hitler,” had been optional in the armed forces. In fact, outside of the SS units which routinely used the Nazi salute, the regular army (Wehrmacht) tended to stick with the more typical military salute of the right hand touching the rim of the cap. What precipitated the change was the failure of the July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler. A bomb was placed in the conference room at Rastenburg where Hitler held his daily briefings, but unfortunately the blast only injured him. Hitler had long since had all the armed forces swear an oath of allegiance to him personally, but the matter and manner of saluting had been discretionary until after the bombing, when Hitler wanted to further insure the enduring allegiance of his forces by using the Nazi salute exclusively. This continued until at least April 30, 1945, when Hitler committed suicide in the Führerbunker in Berlin beneath the Chancellery. Seven days later Germany surrendered unconditionally. Since the end of the war, the use of the Nazi or Fascist stiff-armed salute has been forbidden by law in Germany and Austria, although variations of it are still used by neo-Nazis and German skinheads.
Why does the BBC call the red hand of Ulster a Nazi salute?
Asked in World War 2, Adolf Hitler
Where did Heil Hitler originate from?
Did the Jews have to make the Heil Hitler salute to the German soldiers in the concentration camps?
Using the Nazi salute was seen as some kind of privilege (!) and from 1938 onwards its use by Jews and most Slavs was forbidden. Its use by Poles was expressly prohibited and there were penalties for anyone who used it. Apparently, some Poles changed it to 'Geil Gitler' (something like 'Horny Hitler') and other mocking versions. Germans were also expected to sign letters with 'Heil Hitler' or with the words 'Mit deutschem Gruss' - which means 'With German greetings' (!) The use of the Nazi salute and 'Heil Hitler' was one of those things that made Nazi Germany look ridiculous abroad ...