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Topic:
what is the function for a swastica?
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Jan 27, 2002 11:31 AM




Re: what is the function for a swastica?
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Dec 7, 2001 7:40 PM


In <9uqtn2$r53@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca> kovarik@mcmail.cis.McMaster.CA (Zdislav V. Kovarik) writes:
>In article <1f41ie9.1s7ffrpi9i12aN%eijkhout@cs.utk.edu>, >Victor Eijkhout <eijkhout@cs.utk.edu> wrote: >:UFO_Charlie <Dan@thernf.combobulate.com> wrote: >: >:> Also, as a sidenote, it should be noted that I in no way >:> condone Naziism, or the display of the swastika symbol; in >:> fact, I find both to be pretty repulsive. >: >:The swastika is far older than nazism. There are plenty of >:displays of it in world art that are absolutely not >:objectionable. >: >:V.
>It was reported that Hitler found the symbol as a detail of a >window painting in a Catholic church in Salzburg, and became >fascinated by it.
>ZVK(Slavek).
That's interesting; I hadn't heard that. One often sees it referred to as an ancient symbol. Its mirror image appears in very early (American) Indian art.  John E. Prussing University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Department of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering http://www.uiuc.edu/~prussing



