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How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it

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    An interesting article. The swastika is commonly found in Japan. Not only was it a religious symbol, but it was also a family crest or mon in many forms. I have seen samurai armor with the manji(swastika)mon. It was a common family crest in the southern island of Kyushu.
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    I wonder if the swasitika emblem were to be come "rehabilitated" or "normalised" again in western culture the present widespread allure of the Nazi associated swastika would diminish also for militaria collectors?
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    Great article Stefan..IMO I highly doubt the swastika will regain its pre Hitler notoriety..just the same as a convicted child sex offender is marked for life..so is the swastika painted under a dark light showing it to be evil.

    In the photo below..I can see in the article that Hitler or someone in his Kultur circle has enhanced the commonly seen party badge.
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    I remember in Bali in the 1990's, the swastika is everywhere...the hotel I stayed in had a large Buddha with a huge wooden swastika over it, and it also appears at the borders of villages with large wooden "gates"

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    Quote by AMTG View Post
    I remember in Bali in the 1990's, the swastika is everywhere...the hotel I stayed in had a large Buddha with a huge wooden swastika over it, and it also appears at the borders of villages with large wooden "gates"
    as of 2012 they are still there.
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    Thailand is the same. You cannot fail to see the symbol if there on your travels. Many from the region are also adorned with tattoos depicting variations of the swastika too.
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    As stated, Many different cultures used the "Swastika" Waaaay before the Nazi party.
    Including Native American Indians.. Greek, Hindu, and a host of others.. I believe in Chicago, Il. ( U.S.) there is a famous hotel that was nearly shunned if still exsistent that had swastika motifs all about the building before the 30's G
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    Swastika's were and still are used all over the globe. Hitler and his associates
    just "borrowed" this symbol for their own good.

    Some of my female Japanese kimono do have numerous swastika's all over.
    Have a good look and you will see some, "shining" in the silk!

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    A friend of mine once photographed all kinds pf subjects he saw during his
    trip in India and the Nepal-area. Wouldn't you not like to have a named
    boarding-pass with a stamp with swastika?

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    Or what about a stringed instrument with his symbol. Would it not be fun to
    have this?

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    And if I am right: wasn't there in the 1930's an US army unit, wearing a
    patch with a swastika. Can't find the photograph, but surely members can
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    Given time all things revert back to what they were..its only because these terrible things happened in or near our short time on this planet..in 200 hundred years very few will really care or think about the Nazis the same as us...History teaches us that given time everything passes.. As far as seeing Swastikas, i could name a few places in Germany that are still there, but you may need to be on your back to see them

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