[WWI] Swastikas - was: Dave Z's Website - Finally

MARK MILLER mark_.m at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 17 10:37:27 EDT 2004


Bill
Here are a couple of links you might find interesting:
http://www.locksley.com/6696/swastick.htm

http://www.iearn.org/hgp/aeti/aeti-1997/swastika.html

the first link had this:
"By 1912, the swasticka was seen in use by many "völkisch"
groups, and the "völkisch" thought began to take on an
anti-Semitic cast. It was popular enough that the firm of Ecklöh
began manufacturing badges, tie pins, buckles, and other such
artifacts incorporating the device"

disapointing
I was happy believing that in WW1 there was none of this type of
crap associated with the symbol.
but...there you have it.
Mark


--- Bill Weckel <bweckel at procarautogroup.com> wrote:

> I've noticed swastikas on some of the German scouts.  Anyone
> know what 
> significance the swastika had during WWI?  Was it a political
> symbol 
> then , or just an interesting geometric design used to
> decorate 
> someone's personal machine?
> 
> Bill



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