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    Whenever I see anything remotely related to the swastika I immediately think of the Holocaust, which was the immeasurably tragic loss of life of over 6 million Jews. But I know that in many other cultures, including Buddhism, Hinduism, and in Finland, it is seen as a positive symbol.

    Do you think the positive history of the Swastika should be focused on in European countries in order to make it more acceptable for other cultures to (and in time, all of society) to use it for positive symbolism (we are a multicultural society after all). I can think of no better way of showing our disdain for the Nazi regime by denying its to a dedicated symbol.

    Perhaps things like emphasizing the vast history of the symbol in positively remembered historical events. In any case, I think we should reclaim the symbol from those who abused it.

    Well, the swastika and the traditional imagery are slightly different, but I do think it should be an important part of history classes to make people aware of the history of the symbol and the fact that it is used by many religions and that the Nazis basically stole it for their own use. If people were more informed then then there would be a lot less problems
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