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The Audi emblem represents the amalgamation of the four independants that joined the Auto Union in 1932. Nothing to see here, move along, you're blocking traffic... . . . doc
 
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I was trying to look for the history of the Audi symbol
... but you could find only that? [Big Grin] From the wikipedia:
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In 1932 Audi merged with Horch, DKW and Wanderer to form the Auto Union. Before World War II, Auto Union used the four interlinked rings that make up the Audi badge today, representing these four brands. This badge was used, however, only on Auto Union racing cars in that period while the member companies used their own names and emblems.
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^^^^ Dangit, you caught me! Those Nazi symbols and SS symbols had nothing to do with the VW sign and Audi symbol.. that's why I got confused
 
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The Odal Rune looks like a stylized "othala", in Norse runic writing, which was also used by other Germanic peoples. Othala can be thought of as the letter "o", though runes also have menaings. Othala refers ot one's inheritance, possessions,homeland, heritage, values, etc. The Nazi SS symbol is actually a two sun runes, Sowilo or Sigel. It refers to both the sun, and the life force.
 
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Many ancient cultures used the swastika. I personally know that it is a symbol used in Shorinji-Kempo, which is a Japanese blend of martial arts and Buddhism. I t was also used in ancient Indau, and if one is aware of the origins of the Aryan mumbo jumbo, it makes sense that the Nazi's would pervert the symbol. India was invaded and dominated by the Aryans, alleged ancestors also, of Europeans, as well as Iranians. Short version, and not totally accurate, but I'm tired.
 

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The Swastika is actuall a peace symbol for Native Americans(yes I asked one in Kindergarten). You'll see Swastikas around Korea and Japan because it's the sign for buddhism.
 
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It's not "The Sign" for Buddhism, it's a symbol used by some Buddhist sects. And a bit off topic, but surprising for some, There are about as many Christians in South Korea as there are Buddhists, both at about 26% of the population.
 
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The Swastika, as I see it, is a sign of hatred against a people. The finger may have once meant "I Love You". I don't know. Just my opinion.
 

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Originally posted by MarkC: It's not "The Sign" for Buddhism, it's a symbol used by some Buddhist sects. And a bit off topic, but surprising for some, There are about as many Christians in South Korea as there are Buddhists, both at about 26% of the population.
Well, In Korea..If you see a Red lighted up Swastika in the City.. it's telling you "Hey!! There's a Buddhist temple here!!!".
 
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Just another aside to the Swastika. I have seen it in Greece, on ancient Greek Art and Temples, Mozaics, etc. If have been to our Nations Capital, there are many of our Government Buildings, built pre-20th Century, and before Nazism and Hitlerism, that have them in their design, those taken from Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture.
 
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Thanks to a 5 foot 3 inches short Austrian sociopath and megalomaniac this ancient symbol is now invariably connected to the worst possible ideas and concepts. Doesn't even matter if it's oriented clock wise or counterclockwise. wikipedia article
 
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Well, In Korea..If you see a Red lighted up Swastika in the City..
In India, it would be a controversial new restaurant... [Eek!]  -  - Reuters Article

Quite sick...and not an apology I am accepting...
 
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This section of the wikipedia article posted above explains the Nazi's use of the swastika pretty well. It's amazing how good things can get perverted by someone with an agenda.
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Western use of the motif, along with the religious and cultural meanings attached to it, was subverted in the early twentieth century after it was adopted as the emblem of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazionalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei), also known as the Nazi Party. This association occurred because Nazism stated that the historical Aryans were the forefathers of modern Germans and then proposed that, because of this, the subjugation of the world by Germany was desirable, and even predestined. The swastika was used as a conveniently geometrical and eye-catching symbol to emphasize this mythical Aryan-German correspondence and instil racial pride. Since World War II, most Westerners know the swastika as solely a Nazi symbol, leading to incorrect assumptions about its pre-Nazi use in the West and confusion about its sacred religious and historical status in other cultures.
 
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