The Swastika

Swastika is an ancient symbol in the form of an equal armed cross with each arm continued at a right angle, used (in clockwise form) as the emblem of the German Nazi Party.

Summary-  The symbol experienced a resurgence in the late nineteenth century, following extensive archeological works. In the beginning of the twentieth century the swastika was widely used in Europe.  The Nazi party, however was not the only party to use the Swastika in Germany. The swastika would become the most recognizable icon of Nazi Propaganda, appearing on the flag referred to by Hitler in Mein Kampf as well as one election posters. Despite its origins, the swastika has become so widely associated with Nazi Germany that contemporary uses frequently incite controversy.

KRISTALLNACHT

Kristallnacht, ( German: “Crystal Night”) , also called Night of Broken Glass or November Pogroms, the night of November 9–10, 1938, when German Nazis attacked Jewish persons and property.

Summary- Kristallnacht, literally, "Night of Crystal," is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass." The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938, throughout Germany, annexed Austria. Initially denied entry into their native Poland, Grynszpan's parents and the other expelled Polish Jews found themselves stranded in a refugee camp near the town of Zbaszyn in the border region between Poland and Germany. Vom Rath died on November 9, 1938, two days after the shooting.

YOUTH

These boys and girls enter our organizations at ten years of age, and often for the first time get a little fresh air; after four years of the Young Folk they go on to the Hitler Youth, where we have them for another four years.

Summary- From the 1920's onwards, the Nazi Party targeted German youth as a special audience for its propaganda messages. By 1936 membership in the Hitler Youth increased to 5.4 million before it became mandatory in 1939.  Schools played an important role in spreading Nazi ideas to German youth. Board games and toys for children served as another way to spread racial and political propaganda to German youth.

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