the swastikas

German troops climbing Mount Elbrus in Russia, Europe’s highest peak. August 1942

When news reached Adolf Hitler that a detachment of mountaineers was sent by the general officer commanding the German division to climb to the summit of Elbrus and plant the swastika flag at its top, he reportedly flew into a rage, called the achievement a “stunt” and threatened to court martial the general.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

THE NAZI SWASTIKA AND THE HINDU SWASTIKA ARE NOT THE SAME THING.

The Hindu swastika, which is actually in my house, represents good fortune and happiness, and was used long before Hitler stepped foot on this planet. Also, it is normally straight, and has dots in between.

The Nazi swastika, which obviously represents hatred of Jews, is normally on an angle, and has no dots in between.

DO NOT MIX IT UP, OR CALL AN INDIAN WHO HAS THIS IN THEIR HOME A NAZI.

IT IS NOT THE SAME THING.

Someone twisted this Jewish family’s menorah into the shape of a swastika

Naomi Ellis and her her husband Seth spent Friday morning — the morning after the sixth night of Hanukkah — trying to explain to their three young sons why someone had vandalized the menorah the family had put out on their yard by twisting the metal pieces into the shape of a swastika.
The Ellis family had only built the 7-foot-tall menorah on the front lawn of their home in Chandler, Arizona, because their sons, ages 5, 7 and 9, had asked their parents if the family could decorate their home like the neighbors did for Christmas, the Washington Post reported. Read more.
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Jewish family in Phoenix find anti-Semitic graffiti on their mailbox

  • Ari and Shoshana Simones were coming home from their Fourth of July holiday vacation when they found a hateful symbol left on their mailbox: the swastika.
  • The Simones are a Jewish family living in Phoenix. The swastika and the word “JEW” was sprawled across the mailbox in black spray paint.
  • “I feel like an overwhelming feeling of sadness that people could still be this ignorant and hateful,” she added.
  • The Phoenix Police Department are currently investigating the anti-semitic incident as a hate crime.
  • In April, the Anti-Defamation League reported an 86% increase in anti-semitic incidents and crimes within the first three months of 2017. Read more (7/6/17)

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