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"... when the German Nazi Party adopted the swastika as an emblem of the Aryan race."[edit]

The lead currently makes this statement but it is not cited. Specifically what needs a citation is the "as an emblem of the Aryan race". Anyone? --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 08:38, 29 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

and in "Early 20th century" we have (also uncited)

Schliemann's work soon became intertwined with the political völkisch movements, which used the swastika as a symbol for the "Aryan race" – a concept that theorists such as Alfred Rosenberg equated with a Nordic master race originating in northern Europe.

More searching required. I don't have time right now. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 08:43, 29 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Myth Of The 20th Century : Alfred Rosenberg : Internet Archive
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The Nordic gods were figures of light with spear and radiant cross and swastika, the symbols of the sun, of fertile ascending life. Pontolal (talk) 01:20, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
could you supply the URL for that, please, it may be easily accessible in your browser's search history. Better still, why not update the article? --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 11:12, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The above link contains Hitler's entire speech in German where he says
Sie finden dieses Kreuz als Hackenkreuz [sic!] nicht nur hier, sondern genau so in Indien und Japan in den Tempelpfosten eingemeißelt. Es ist das Hackenkreuz der einst von arischer Kultur gegründeten Gemeinwesen.
which translates to
You will find this cross carved into the temple post as a swastika not only here, but in exactly the same way in India and Japan. It is the swastika of the communities once founded by Aryan culture. Pontolal (talk) 01:47, 19 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Petition to add a mention of "hakenkreuz" in the lead[edit]

Look, people have got to know that the swastika terminology originates from sanskrit, and that the nazi swastika is a different concept entirely.

Please! (talk) 22:03, 1 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please read the big red notice at the top of this page. "Hakenkreuz" is not employed for the symbol in English. Acroterion (talk) 22:20, 1 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did read it. It would be hard to miss it. But the term is not even mentioned in the lede at all. It would be useful to make at least a mention of the term in the lede, as it was one of the primary terms used for the Nazi symbol at the time of its use, which is currently one of the most well known uses of the swastika in the West in recent history. (talk) 16:38, 2 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Then please read the article, which mentions the term only in translation, and briefly in the section "Swastika as distinct from Hakenkreuz debate." I would suggest that adding the "hakenkreuz" translation so prominently just gives extra emphasis to the Nazi use of the symbol, which seems to me to be at odds with what the perennial advocates for adoption of the word in English desire. Also, please read the talkpage archives. Acroterion (talk) 17:33, 2 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Quit insinuating that I have not read the article and portions of pages related to it. (talk) 00:51, 3 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The lead summarizes the body of the article. The body of the article scarcely mentions the matter. It appeared to me that you did not know that. It also appeared to me that you had not read the big red notice. It is a perennial frustration that we get requests that are already addressed by big red notices on this and other pages, and a perennial frustration that people demand edits to leads that are not supported in the article text or by references. Acroterion (talk) 01:36, 3 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Get off my case. The notice says "Please do not request that "swastika" be changed to "Hakenkreuz": any such request will be denied." I did NOT request that the term be changed. I requested that the term was to be simply MENTIONED. Maybe if you LISTENED, you would not see this issue as a perennial FRUSTRATION, but maybe a perennial NEED. (talk) 01:24, 5 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I know what you asked for, it's just a watered-down version of changing it. Bluster is not an argument. Acroterion (talk) 02:03, 5 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hakencreuz is German. This is the English language Wikipedia. Unlike the Sanskrit word, which has long been absorbed into English, the German word has not. If and when it ever does, will follow. Don't hold your breath.
You say it was one of the primary terms used for the Nazi symbol at the time of its use. Yes, it was, when writing in German. At the same time, texts in English only ever used the word Swastika. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 17:53, 2 July 2023 (UTC) extended and revised --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 18:02, 2 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 31 July 2023[edit]

Drm19761976 (talk) 19:07, 31 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would like to edit this page.

You are saying do not use German words because this page wikipedia in englush, then how can you use Sanskrit word Swastika for Germnan Hakenkreuz or english word hookedcross. This page should be Hookedcross and not swastika.

 Not done: see section immediately above Cannolis (talk) 19:22, 31 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Specifically, This is the English language Wikipedia. Unlike the Sanskrit word, which has long been absorbed into English, the German word has not. If and when it ever does, will follow. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 19:40, 31 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nazi symbol[edit]

get ur facts straight the nazi symbol IS NOT SWASTIKA, it's Hakenkreuz Sushena07 (talk) 19:17, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See FAQ at top. DeCausa (talk) 19:48, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]