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Why Were Swastikas Carved Into Stonework Of Council Offices Completed At The Outbreak Of Wwii?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2567858/Why-swastikas-carved-stonework-council-offices-completed-outbreak-WWII.html

Nazi symbols adorn part of stone façade above door at Essex County HalL

Hall in Chelmsford, was completed in 1939, year Second World War started

Council will respond with explanation under Freedom of Information Act

A council is investigating why swastikas are carved into the stonework of its offices after a member of the public spotted the masonry 75 years after the building was built.

A row of the infamous Nazi symbols adorn part of the stone façade above a door at Essex County Hall in Chelmsford, which was completed in 1939, the year the Second World War started.

A member of the public wrote to the council asking why it 'was still commissioned given the symbol's negative connotations.'

But didn't the symbol only gain negative connotations after WWII?

Why has this suddenly been brought up now, surely people have noticed this before?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2567858/Why-swastikas-carved-stonework-council-offices-completed-outbreak-WWII.html

But didn't the symbol only gain negative connotations after WWII?

Why has this suddenly been brought up now, surely people have noticed this before?

OMG Nazi Elephants: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Elefantporten_Ny_Carlsberg.jpg

and what about this Dublin Laundry

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manchester library

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omg a War Memorial, these Nazi's have no shame

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Everyone is assuming that the person asking the FOIA question has bad motives. Maybe he/she is genuinely curious. I mean, look at all the other buildings with occult symbols carved into them. Washington DC is teh worst place of all for that sort of thing.

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More nonsense. Until the second world war, the swastika had little significance outside Germany. There are swastikas on the 1919 panels of Swansea War Memorial. I had a photograph of a Red Indian in full dress with a swastika, the photo was fated 1912.

Basically, it was pinched by Hitler and made infamous.

Pity that after the war, just like the Prince of Wales feathers centuries ago, we did not incorporate the swastika in the English crown as a war trophy.

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More nonsense. Until the second world war, the swastika had little significance outside Germany. There are swastikas on the 1919 panels of Swansea War Memorial. I had a photograph of a Red Indian in full dress with a swastika, the photo was fated 1912.

Basically, it was pinched by Hitler and made infamous.

Pity that after the war, just like the Prince of Wales feathers centuries ago, we did not incorporate the swastika in the English crown as a war trophy.

Yes, whatever happened to 'Jones the Nazi'? Don't see him around much nowadays.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/essex-county-council-asked-why-there-are-swastikas-carved-on-one-of-its-buildings-9153858.html

Dr Mark Curteis, curator of social history and art at Chelmsford City Council, told the BBC the swastikas on County Hall were "lifted and adapted” from ancient designs.

"The swastika is still a symbol of peace," he said.

The swastika was around for thousands of years before Adolf Hitler adopted it as a Nazi symbol.

The Indy now running with this news story, currently the top of it's webpage!

However at least they have added it's a peace symbol. I hope to god they don't remove it from the building, the swastika should be reclaimed.

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More nonsense. Until the second world war, the swastika had little significance outside Germany. There are swastikas on the 1919 panels of Swansea War Memorial. I had a photograph of a Red Indian in full dress with a swastika, the photo was fated 1912.

Basically, it was pinched by Hitler and made infamous.

Pity that after the war, just like the Prince of Wales feathers centuries ago, we did not incorporate the swastika in the English crown as a war trophy.

the US 45th Infantry Division had a swatstika as its traditional emblem going into WWII, and were forced to change it prior to deployment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45th_Infantry_Division_(United_States)#Inter-war_years

Seriously, its about time these icons which pre-date National Socialism, including the Roman Salute, were disconnected from their Nazi associations.

I like what the German band Rammstein is doing in demystifying NS iconography.

As far as I can see the only people insisting on hanging on to these totems are the usual Left and Zionist victim-industries.Where would they be without Hitler? They love him.

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The church I attended as a child had swastikas built into the mosaic patterning on the floor. As an avid reader of Battle Action Weekly and Commando comics etc, I pointed this out to my mother who explained it was an old religious symbol from India.

I can't believe the DM is actually making a story about this twaddle! Stick to 'bikini bodies' please!

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More nonsense. Until the second world war, the swastika had little significance outside Germany. There are swastikas on the 1919 panels of Swansea War Memorial. I had a photograph of a Red Indian in full dress with a swastika, the photo was fated 1912.

Basically, it was pinched by Hitler and made infamous.

Pity that after the war, just like the Prince of Wales feathers centuries ago, we did not incorporate the swastika in the English crown as a war trophy.

Exactly, Hitler and the Nazi's were very good at stealing/adopting symbols for their own use.

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As others have pointed out, it's only since the post-WWII period that the swastika has primarily associated with fascism in general and the NSDAP in particular in western popular culture.

However, I'm a little surprised that it was being engraved on a British public building in its pre-Nazi context as late as 1939. Early '30s, maybe, but I would have thought that by 1939 it would have been primarily known as a Nazi symbol, and that the majority of the poplation would have regarded the Nazis as bad news (the invasion of Czechoslovakia was their first major PR disaster in British popular opinion, the previous autumn).

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As others have pointed out, it's only since the post-WWII period that the swastika has primarily associated with fascism in general and the NSDAP in particular in western popular culture.

However, I'm a little surprised that it was being engraved on a British public building in its pre-Nazi context as late as 1939. Early '30s, maybe, but I would have thought that by 1939 it would have been primarily known as a Nazi symbol, and that the majority of the poplation would have regarded the Nazis as bad news (the invasion of Czechoslovakia was their first major PR disaster in British popular opinion, the previous autumn).

Probably because they saw no reason to allow the Nazis to have sole ownership of an ancient symbol.

After all, the Japanese used the chrysanthemum and rising sun, but no-one complains about that.

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It appears that the UKIP group on Essex County Council are behind this. They are calling for the swastikas to be removed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-26366207

I'd rather they diverted their attention to more important matters!

After all the design was approved in 1926, in the middle of the General Strike I imagine! It stood through the War, and I guess nobody complained! :huh:

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Sid understood the power of the swazzy - trashy American hoes just melt into your arms...!

Probably a tip he got from fellow Pistol Martin Bormann...

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UKIP getting "on the record" as being anti-fascist. a bit pathetic.

To be fair, if they didn't do anything, the headlines would be 'UKIP refuses to act on swastika outrage'.

It's a bit like the old joke that if the tabloid press had been around during Christ's lifetime, when He (supposedly) walked on the Sea of Galilee, the headlines would have read 'Son of God Can't Swim.' :lol:

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Yes, whatever happened to 'Jones the Nazi'? Don't see him around much nowadays.

Isn't he the same person as Jones the Milk? Lives in Merthyr?

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