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You Could Not Believe Where You Could Find A Nazi's Swastika Before World War II

Swastika is the Sanskrit word which means "lucky or auspicious object".

Most of the people closely linked this symbol with the German dictator Adolf Hitler and the atrocities of his Nazi party. But, in the 19th and 20th-century people across the world had a strong belief on Swastika as the symbol of luck. The most popular brands like Coca-cola and many sports team had the Swastika associated with them.

Let's check these pictures from 19th century that depict the different belief of people on Swastika before the World War II.

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You Could Not Believe Where You Could Find A Nazi's Swastika Before World War II

You Could Not Believe Where You Could Find A Nazi's Swastika Before World War II

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Swastika was used in many ways before the world war II broke out.

Swastika was used in many ways before the world war II broke out.

The 1908 San Francisco YMCA basketball team.

 The 1908 San Francisco YMCA basketball team.

Vintage Swastika Coca-Cola pendant.

Vintage Swastika Coca-Cola pendant.

In 1925, Coca-Cola made a lucky watch fob in the shape of a swastika with the slogan, Drink Coca Cola, five cents in bottles.

Kids dressed up for a Halloween party in 1918.

Kids dressed up for a Halloween party in 1918.

Swastika had different meanings before the rise of the Nazi party in the mid-20th century for one, it is an ancient symbol for life in some Indian religions.

She is happy for her new boots but see the Swastika pattern floor.

She is happy for her new boots but see the Swastika pattern floor.

The Swastika girl's hockey team from Edmonton, Canada, around 1916.

The Swastika girl's hockey team from Edmonton, Canada, around 1916.

The Windsor Swastikas Hockey Team.

The Windsor Swastikas Hockey Team.

The Windsor Swastikas were a Canadian ice hockey team in Windsor. The team chose their name as at the time the swastika was the symbol associated with luck and success.

Members of the Red Swastika in Shanghai during World War II.

Members of the Red Swastika in Shanghai during World War II.

The 1909 Chilocco Indian Agricultural School basketball team.

The 1909 Chilocco Indian Agricultural School basketball team.

A girl from the 1920s with Swastika pattern on her outfit.

A girl from the 1920s with Swastika pattern on her outfit.

The Edmonton Swastikas.

The Edmonton Swastikas.

Swastika Laundry, Dublin, Ireland.

Swastika Laundry, Dublin, Ireland.

I am utterly amazed after knowing at so many places the swastika was used.
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