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Hate On Display: A Visual Database of
Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos
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Thunder/Lightning Bolts
Symbol Type

Neo-Nazi Symbol

Also Known As

SS Bolts

Traditional Use/Origins

Nazi symbol signifying the Schutzstaffel (SS), Heinrich Himmler’s police forces, whose members ranged from agents of the Gestapo to soldiers of the Waffen SS to the guards at concentration and death camps.

Hate Group/Extremist Organization

Neo-Nazis, Racist Skinheads

Extremist Meaning or Representation

See Below

Background/History

The symbol is frequently seen in neo-Nazi tattoos and graffiti and characterizes the beliefs of neo-Nazis and racist skinheads – violence, anti-Semitism, white supremacy and fascism.



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