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Old 03.07.2020, 17:57
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Re: Is this cross associated with Nazis?

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Old 03.07.2020, 18:21
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Old 03.07.2020, 21:38
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Re: Is this cross associated with Nazis?

Until the Nazis made it their own abhorrant symbol, the swastika was known far before Christ and was used a symbol of luck and happiness in many faiths. I even know a family whose crest is a swastika.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

Europe is aware that any symbol similar to the swastika that was used before WW2 had another significance. The Knights Templar Seal goes back to the 12 and 13th century.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar_Seal

Using Templar Seal is a great way to explore history in Europe and abroad.
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Old 03.07.2020, 22:10
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Until the Nazis made it their own abhorrant symbol, the swastika was known far before Christ and was used a symbol of luck and happiness in many faiths. I even know a family whose crest is a swastika.
Our family had a driver show us around Kyoto a few years ago. I was surprised to see and learn that the Buddhists' used a similar symbol to the swastika way before Hitler. I believe the big difference is the direction of the "arms" are opposite.

Buddhist swastika photos
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Old 03.07.2020, 22:47
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I believe the big difference is the direction of the "arms" are opposite.
Nope. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swasti...B6ser_Gebrauch
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Old 04.07.2020, 00:09
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Our family had a driver show us around Kyoto a few years ago. I was surprised to see and learn that the Buddhists' used a similar symbol to the swastika way before Hitler. I believe the big difference is the direction of the "arms" are opposite.

Buddhist swastika photos
I remember reading before that the swastika symbol is originally a Hindu symbol... and Buddhism is Hindu in its origins (stems from Hindu), so that makes sense.
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Old 04.07.2020, 07:07
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I remember reading before that the swastika symbol is originally a Hindu symbol... and Buddhism is Hindu in its origins (stems from Hindu), so that makes sense.
I have seen examples with arms going both ways, so even if there is officially a correct way of depicting it , many Hindus didn’t get the memo .

Sometimes on temples , shrines and things it is intentionally done both ways to conserve overall symmetry .
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Old 04.07.2020, 07:14
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Re: Is this cross associated with Nazis?

And Finnland only stopped using it ...

Very recently ...

https://www.google.ch/amp/s/amp.usat...amp/5364847002
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I just hope that when someone sees the cross on my son's costume, they won't associate it with a swastika.
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Old 04.07.2020, 10:44
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Re: Is this cross associated with Nazis?

I think your son's ability to explain the choice or history to his buddies is more important than the choice of the outfit itself.

Historical costumes are awesome. I fondly remember being a biedermaier castle guide, just not the length of the dress I kept tripping over.
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I just hope that when someone sees the cross on my son's costume, they won't associate it with a swastika.
To be honest, I wouldn't have thought of it had you not mentioned it. Being a Templar is quite exciting!
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Europe is aware that any symbol similar to the swastika that was used before WW2 had another significance.
Europe is aware of that, however it must be said that the association of the Swastika (aka Hooked Cross in some languages) with Nazism is still pretty strong.
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Re: Is this cross associated with Nazis?

don't worry, if he also has a crown or a sword it will be clear that he's dressed as a templar or something.
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I just hope that when someone sees the cross on my son's costume, they won't associate it with a swastika.
Then perhaps you could choose something which is much further away from that particular image.
https://www.google.com/search?q=symb...w=1378&bih=634

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