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Quote from: ciscoins on February 05, 2012, 06:00:48 PMNot only aryans, not only in India. This symbol was in use in ancient Greece, Roman Empire, ancient Russia, Iran, China, etc.
Quote from: paisepagal on February 05, 2012, 05:22:25 PMHitler appropriated it since he needed to give a historical base to his Arian theory. He based his manipulated philosophy on the Aryans of india and their concepts of purity and caste
Quote from: chrisild on February 06, 2012, 11:47:13 AMWell, he did not consider the swastika to be particularly Indian, that is for sure. After all, regardless of where that symbol was "born", it had been in use in many parts of the world for many years. In the late 19c/early 20c it was fairly widely used, partly by organizations that were against old style multi-national monarchies and favored "ethnically purified" nation states, but also by people who could be considered body and sun worshippers. In any case, one of the main reasons why the nazis picked the swastika was a simple one: They wanted a logo for their party/movement that was easy to recognize, with or without color or other elements.....Christian
Quote from: paisepagal on February 06, 2012, 12:23:07 PMHitler of course, considered the descendants of Aryans in India and elsewhere as unpure, and added his own dimension of Nordicism (guess he really liked blond hair and blue eyes)
Quote from: paisepagal on February 06, 2012, 12:23:07 PMLike many indians and our perversed fascination for germany (read WWII nazi germany)
Quoteis "Arian" or "Aryan" even a word in german ?
Quote from: chrisild on February 06, 2012, 12:51:48 PMDon't worry. When it comes to reducing German history to twelve years, you are in "good" company. And if you look at the turn that this topic has taken lately ...Christian
Quote from: coffeetime on February 06, 2012, 01:03:41 PMBut it's all informative and enlightening, and relevant to the topic, so I hope nobody wants to move it to the living room.
Quote from: chrisild on February 06, 2012, 12:51:48 PMBy the way, the flag of the President of Finland has a "swastika" too.