It is funny how some social media posts are now being used in a similar fashion as the propaganda of the 1930s’ to 1945 in Germany. One should never underestimate the perception of ‘truth’. Just because someone says it is true doesn’t mean it is and just because someone says it is their idea, the reality might be completely different.
None of the symbols used by the Nazi’s were original, but yet were seen as creations of the NSDAP party and it’s leader.
In fact even their leader was a fake.
He wasn’t even born German, he was born in Braunau am Inn in Austria.Hitler’s father Alois Hitler, Sr. (1837–1903) was the illegitimate child of Maria Anna Schicklgruber.The baptismal register did not show the name of his father, and Alois initially bore his mother’s surname Schicklgruber. In 1842, Johann Georg Hiedler married Alois’s mother Maria Anna. Alois was brought up in the family of Hiedler’s brother, Johann Nepomuk Hiedler. In 1876, Alois was legitimated and the baptismal register changed by a priest to register Johann Georg Hiedler as Alois’s father (recorded as “Georg Hitler”).Alois then assumed the surname “Hitler”,also spelled as Hiedler, Hüttler, or Huettler.
The swastika is an ancient religious symbol originating from the Indian subcontinent, being the symbol of peace and continuity that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross with four legs each bent at 90 degrees. It is considered to be a sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism and dates back at least 11,000 years.It continues to be commonly used as a religious symbol in religions native to the Indian subcontinent such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
The Reichsadler can be traced back to the banner of the Holy Roman Empire, when the eagle was the insignia of Imperial power as distinguished from the Imperial states. It was meant to embody the reference to the Roman tradition , similar to the double-headed eagle used by the Palaiologi emperors of the Byzantine Empire or the tsars of Russia
The SS Symbol
The Sig rune in Guido von List’s Armanen Futharkh were very loosely based on the Younger Futhark Sigel, thus changing the concept associated with it from “Sun” to “victory” (German Sieg), arriving Týr” in his row, yielding Sigtýr, a name of Ódin.
It was adapted into the emblem of the SS in 1933 by Walter Heck, an SS-Sturmhauptführer who worked as a graphic designer for the firm of Ferdinand Hofstätter, a producer of emblems and insignia in Bonn.Heck’s simple but striking device consisted of two sig runes drawn side by side like lightning bolts, and was soon adopted by all branches of the SS – though Heck himself received only a token payment of 2.5 Reichsmarks for his work.The device had a double meaning; as well as standing for the initials of the SS, it could be read as a rallying cry of “Victory, Victory!”. The symbol became so ubiquitous that it was frequently typeset using runes rather than letters; during the Nazi period, an extra key was added to German typewriters to enable them to type the double-sig logo with a single keystroke.
Totenkopf (i.e. skull, literally dead’s head) is the German word for the skull and crossbones and death’s head symbols. The Totenkopf symbol is an old international symbol for death, the defiance of death, danger, or the dead, as well as piracy. It consists usually of the human skull with or without the mandible and often includes two crossed long-bones (femurs), most often depicted with the crossbones being behind some part of the skull.
The experience of Nazi Germany in World War II stands as the paradigmatic example of concentration camps. The Nazi government led by Adolf Hitler and an ideology of cleansing the German nation and controlled territories of Non-Aryans, developed camps for mass extermination and forced labor. The primary groups targeted by Germans were Jews from Germany and territories occupied by Germany during World War II like the Netherlands, France, and Poland. However, while the Nazi camps are known for their extermination of Jews they were not the only populations placed in camps. Nazis also placed the Roma (Gypsies), Africans, homosexuals, and communists in camps for forced labor and extermination.
The Nazi camps first began in 1933 largely for internment but were converted to the cause of extermination in 1941.
However the first use of concentration camps was by the British during the Boer war (1899–1902). Boers and black Africans were placed in camps so that they would be unable to aid Boer guerrillas. It is reported that more than 27,000 Boers and 14,000 Africans died in the camps from disease and starvation. Most of the dead were children, clearly noncombatants in the conflict. The British also employed the use of concentration camps in Namibia, the Isle of Man, Cyprus, Kenya, Channel Islands, and Northern Ireland.
The Nazi Salute
The salute gesture is widely believed to be based on an ancient Roman custom.However, no surviving Roman work of art depicts it, nor does any extant Roman text describe it.Jacques-Louis David’s painting Oath of the Horatii (1784) seems to be the starting point for the gesture that became known as the Roman salute.The gesture and its identification with ancient Rome was advanced in other French neoclassic art. This was further elaborated upon in popular culture during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in plays and films that portrayed the salute as an ancient Roman custom. This included the silent film Cabiria (1914), whose screenplay was written by the Italian ultra-nationalist Gabriele d’Annunzio, arguably the forerunner of Benito Mussolini.
In 1919, when he led the occupation of Fiume, d’Annunzio adopted the style of salute depicted in the film as a neo-Imperialist ritual;and it was quickly adopted by the Italian Fascist Party, before it was then taken by the Nazi’s as their salute.