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Swastika/Nazi Party Flag
Symbol Type

Neo-Nazi Symbol

Also Known As

N/A

Traditional Use/Origins

When shown in a counterclockwise direction, an ancient religious symbol that represented a sign of good luck.

Hate Group/Extremist Organization

Neo-Nazis, Racist Skinheads, White Supremacists

Extremist Meaning or Representation

Emblem of various neo-Nazi groups

Background/History

The swastika was adopted by Germany’s Nazi Party. Prior to the Nazis co-opting this symbol, it was known as a good luck symbol and was used by various religious groups. Hitler made the Nazi swastika unique to his party by reversing the normal direction of the symbol so that it appeared to spin clockwise. Today, it is widely used, in various incarnations, by neo-Nazis, racist skinheads and other white supremacist groups.



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