Are Swastikas Illegal In Germany?


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The Instigator Profile
The Instigator answered
No they are not. Many societies have used that particular sign for centuries. It is even used by the Pennsylvania Dutch. I suppose if they were worn as part of a Neo Nazi organization that would be frowned on.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
They used to be illegal following the end of WW2, but due to many writing the government they are now allowed somewhat. The musical group Kiss also had trouble with this law in the 1970s and 80s dealing with their logo. The two SS's use the same lightning bolt rune design found on the Schutzstaffel (SS) soldiers uniforms.
They needed to alter their logo when in Germany and on all albums sold in Germany to the one pictured.
Mike McCarthy Profile
Mike McCarthy answered
I just looked it up. It is a good luck charm.
thanked the writer.
Ady Mat
Ady Mat commented
Yeah it is considered auspicious in Hindu religion. And see what those guys used it for although after rotating it to right side.
Anonymous commented
Thanks brother
Annie Devore Profile
Annie Devore answered
Not Right Now No. They Represent Anger Cruelty And Racism To Me But It May Have Changed As Of Lately  There Is Neo Nazis Now
Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
Quoting from Wikipedia, Post-WWII stigmatization [of the swastika] in Western countries: "The German (and Austrian) postwar criminal code makes the public showing of the Hakenkreuz (the swastika) and other Nazi symbols illegal and punishable, except for scholarly reasons."
yarnlady Profile
yarnlady answered
Yes, it is. I don't know where some people are getting their information, but the Swastika most certainly is illegal in Germany when used as a Nazi symbol. Certain religions are exempt from the law.

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