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Why did Hitler choose the swastika symbol to represent the Nazis?

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German nationalists chose to use the swastika in the mid-19th century because it was associated with the Aryan race and Germanic history. At the end of the 19th century, German nationalists used the symbol on periodicals and for the official emblem of the German Gymnasts’ League. By the 20th century, it was a common symbol used in Germany to represent German nationalism and pride, for example, as the emblem for the Wandervogel, a German youth group. Swastikas also were used, however, in anti-Semitic periodicals. The swastika officially became the emblem for the Nazi Party on August, 7, 1920, at the Salzburg Congress. Describing the new flag in Mein Kampf, Hitler said the swastika symbolized the victory of the Aryan man. Today the symbol is most commonly associated with Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, neo-Nazis and other hate groups. more
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He believed it was the oldest Sign of Aryan Man. Found in the oldest cultures on earth he believed it was a sign that the Aryans (White Men) founded or had something to do with that rise of that civilization. Dating back thousands of years. This is the reason there was an expedition sent to Tibet by Himmler who made the Tibetans honorary Aryans as the sign was prevalent in their society. There is a myth that he reversed it to spin left (For Evil) You will find the sign spinning both ways even before Hitler came on the scene It was even used on post cards in America for luck in the early 1900's Spinning both ways. more
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It was used as a logo for anti-Jew periodicals and was commonly a symbol of German pride. Also, it is an ancient symbol, meaning wisdom or happiness in various other cultures such as India. more
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It should be pointed out that the meaning of the swastika today, as declared, is a meaning imparted by Western historians in the wake of the Nazi experience. The swastika is not seen that way in places like India, where it long has been a symbol of good luck. The symbol is quite ancient and long predates its use by the Nazis. more
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