Hitler And The Holocaust: The History Of The Swastika

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The History of the Swastika The Swastika was a symbol of peace and unity, a symbol of positivity, accepted and used by a lot of religions and different people, but now it is a representation of hatred and a symbol of Hitler and the Nazi. How did the Swastika effect, not just the Germans and the Nazis, but the rest of the world? The Swastika long ago and the Swastika now are two very different symbols even though they look alike. It was once a great symbol, representing everything positive. Just like the symbols, the cross for Christianity, the Star of David for Jews, the lotus flower for Buddhist, and the Crescent for Muslim, the Swastika represented good fortune and well-being. How did it end up in the hands of Hitler and the Nazi, and changed to its present form, a symbol of hate. The answer can be discovered from the Swastika’s history and origins, its journey to the hands of Germany, the manipulation of the symbol, and the results left on the rest of the world.

The Swastika is at least 5,000 to 10,000 years old. Some saying it even dates older than the Indus Valley Civilization. The word comes from the Sanskrit Svastika. It means good fortune or well being. It was a representation of the sun moving across the sky, used in Neolithic Eurasia and today is still a scared symbol to Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In India, the symbol is a very common sight, from homes and temples to tattoos on people. In Asia, the symbol first appeared around 3000 BCE, in the Indus

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