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The evolution of the swastika : from symbol of peace to tool of hate

  title={The evolution of the swastika : from symbol of peace to tool of hate},
  author={Lindsey L. Turnbull},
  • Lindsey L. Turnbull
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Although the swastika is most commonly associated with Nazi Germany, the symbol has a long history. Believed to have originated in India, the swastika had a multiplicity of meanings and was used as a symbol across the globe. Only with the concentrated efforts of nineteenth century racial scientists did the swastika come to represent that mythical Aryan race. By linking the swastika to the alleged Aryan race, racial thinkers created a bonded between the ancient conquerors and modem Europeans… CONTINUE READING
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