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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

The swastika is an ancient religious icon used in the Indian subcontinent, East Asia and Southeast Asia, where it has been and remains a sacred symbol of spiritual principles in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In the Western world, it was historically a symbol of auspiciousness and ...

www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/symbol-swastika-and-its-12000-year-old-history-001312

Feb 6, 2014 ... The swastika is a symbol used by of one of the most hated men on Earth, a symbol that represents the slaughter of millions of people and one of the most destructive wars on Earth. But Adolf Hitler was not the first to use this symbol. In fact, it was used as a powerful symbol thousands of years before him, ...

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The swastika has a lengthy history and enduring power, predominantly as a symbol of hate. It was used at least 5,000 years before Adolf Hitler designed the Nazi flag. The word swastika comes from the Sanskrit svastika, which means “ good fortune” or “well-being." The motif (a hooked cross) appears to have first been used ...

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Oct 23, 2014 ... The irony is that the swastika is more European in origin than most people realise . Archaeological finds have long demonstrated that the swastika is a very old symbol, but ancient examples are by no means limited to India. It was used by the Ancient Greeks, Celts, and Anglo-Saxons and some of the oldest ...

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Sep 3, 2017 ... The images from Charlottesville, Virginia, of white supremacists marching with Nazi banners reminded us, as if we needed it, that the swastika remains a potent symbol of racist hate. In Germany, where neo-Nazis also march, it's illegal to display the swastika, and citizens there initiate private or ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/ajay-chaturvedi/actually-the-history-of-t_b_11101108.html

A recent article in several leading newspapers broke the news that Indian scientists had traced the origins of the Swastika back to almost 11000 years, ... It's the same symbol. Nazis just tilted it and color-coded it. Rest is history. So why did Hitler pick this symbol and misappropriate it? Well, it is happening today with ...

www.thoughtco.com/what-is-the-origin-of-the-swastika-116913

Mar 8, 2017 ... Read about the possible origins of an ancient symbol, the swastika.

www.holocaust-trc.org/the-holocaust-education-program-resource-guide/the-swastika

It had been used by the Aryan nomads of India in the Second Millennium B.C. In Nazi theory, the Aryans were the Germans ancestors, and Hitler concluded that the swastika had been “eternally anti-Semitic.” In spite of its fanciful origin the swastika flag was a dramatic one and it achieved exactly what Hitler intended from ...

www.thoughtco.com/the-history-of-the-swastika-1778288

Aug 7, 2017 ... Learn the history of the swastika, the oldest known symbol which spans 3000 years, the original meaning and how the Nazis used it. ... German nationalists in the mid-nineteenth century began to use the swastika, because it had ancient Aryan/Indian origins, to represent a long Germanic/Aryan history.