The swastika: a symbol of love stolen by the Nazis

The misunderstood history of the swastika

Stars Insider

02/08/22 | StarsInsider


The symbol of the swastika is most commonly associated with the Nazis. It has a largely negative connotation that brings back memories of the atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler and his like during World War II. And it is still in use by the far-right, neo-Nazis, and white supremacist groups. But despite its association with hate in the West, the real meaning of the swastika is far from evil. 

The swastika is indeed a very ancient and sacred symbol, which has been used for centuries across the world. Though more prevalent in Eastern traditions, such as Hinduism, the swastika spread across the globe, and it had been a very much loved symbol...until the Nazis stole it.

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