A swastika, especially in its clockwise form as a Nazi symbol.
- In the Federal Republic of Germany, it is illegal to display the Hakenkreuz or swastika, which was the central symbol of the Nazi movement and the central motif in the national flag in the Third Reich.
- The group called their symbol the Hakenkreuz, not the swastika.
- The Hakenkreuz is the ancient good luck symbol and sits on a veritcal axis.
German, from Haken 'hook' + Kreuz 'cross'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.