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The Swastika outside Germany, Donald M. McKale

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The Swastika outside Germany
Title
The Swastika outside Germany
Statement of responsibility
Donald M. McKale
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The swastika () (Sanskrit: ??M?5?8?M?$????) is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at 90 degrees. The earliest archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization, Ancient India as well as Classical Antiquity. Swastikas have also been used in various other ancient civilizations around the world. It remains widely used in Indian religions, specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, primarily as a tantric symbol to evoke shakti or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good" or "auspicious," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix. The swastika literally means "to be good". Or another translation can be made: "swa" is "higher self", "asti" meaning "being", and "ka" as a suffix, so the translation can be interpreted as "being with higher self". In East Asia, the swastika is a Chinese character, defined by Kangxi Dictionary, published in 1716, as "synonym of myriad, used mostly in Buddhist classic texts", by extension, the word later evolved to represent eternity and Buddhism. The symbol has a long history in Europe reaching back to antiquity. In modern times, following a brief surge of popularity as a good luck symbol in Western culture, a swastika was adopted as a symbol of the Nazi Party of Germany in 1920, who used the swastika as a symbol of the Aryan race. After Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, a right-facing 45° rotated swastika was incorporated into the Nazi party flag, which was made the state flag of Germany during Nazism. Hence, the swastika has become strongly associated with Nazism and related ideologies such as fascism and white supremacism in the Western world, and is now largely stigmatized there due to the changed connotations of the symbol. Notably, it has been outlawed in Germany and other countries if used as a symbol of Nazism in certain instances . Many modern political extremists and Neo-Nazi groups such as the Russian National Unity use stylized swastikas or similar symbols."--Wikipedia
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DLC
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1943-
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McKale, Donald M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Mazal Holocaust Collection
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  • Auslands-Organisation der NSDAP
  • Bohle, Ernst Wilhelm
  • Nieland, Hans
  • Bohle, Ernst Wilhelm
  • Nieland, Hans (Politiker)
  • Auslands-Organisation der NSDAP
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (Österreich)
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (Österreich)
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei
  • Nazis
  • Swastikas
  • Nazis
  • Swastikas
  • Ausland
  • Faschismus
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Propaganda
  • Ausland
  • Faschismus
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Propaganda
  • Lateinamerika
  • Schweiz
  • Lateinamerika
  • Schweiz
Label
The Swastika outside Germany, Donald M. McKale
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [252]-271
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780873382090
Lccn
77022304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)3072183
Label
The Swastika outside Germany, Donald M. McKale
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [252]-271
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780873382090
Lccn
77022304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)3072183

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