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What was the Nazi symbol?
October 21, 2010 2:46PM
The swastika is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles, in either right-facing (卐) form or its mirrored left-facing (卍) form. Archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates from the Neolithic period. It occurs mainly in the modern day culture of India, sometimes as a geometrical motif and sometimes as a religious symbol. It remains widely used in Eastern religions / Dharmic religion, such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Because of its iconic usage in Nazi Germany the symbol has become stigmatized in the Western world, and outlawed in Germany.
It also used to be a symbol for the sun in some places, but the Nazis took it.