Who Invented the Word Nazi?

" . . the term “Nazi” was created by the enemies of the National Socialists (the NSDAP). It was a pejorative term; an insult or a slur. The Germans, not even Hitler nor any other top party officials ever called themselves “Nazis”! They called themselves “National Socialists” and nothing else. Those who can read German and have studied any of the original documents and speeches know this already, but most don’t.

The term “Nazi” (along with “Nazism”) is a political epithet invented by Konrad Heiden (7 August 1901 – 18 June 1966) during the 1920s as a means of denigrating the NSDAP and National Socialism. Heiden was a journalist and member of the Social Democratic Party. The term is a variant of the nickname that was used in reference to members of the SDP at the time “Sozi” (short for Sozialisten). “Nazi” was a political pun, based upon the Austro-Bavarian slang word for “simpleton” or “country bumpkin”, and derived from the fairly common name Ignatz. It would be like saying “nutsy”.  So, if for no other reason, one should easily understand why the term was regarded as derogatory by the National Socialists and why they would never use it to describe themselves."

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Should the swastika symbol be associated with Nazis? Absolutely no. T.V programs portrays the swastika as synonymous with Nazi.

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(It is said, those who won the war, can rewrite history accordingly.) source



The Swastika

The swastika is one of the most recognizable symbols in India, and is a part of the Indian culture in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, representing an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "well being." The hooked cross symbol of the swastika has a rich history, dating back thousands of years. But, it was only this past century that the symbol grew a completely different meaning and became the symbol of suppression and inhuman extermination.

The first use of the hooked cross was on ivory sculptures from 10,000 BCE.

From everything including advertising, design and even hockey jerseys, the swastika was soon becoming a popular design among anyone and everyone. In fact, American military units used the symbol as part of their uniform in the First World War and RAF planes had the symbol painted on them as late as 1939. source

The comparison of swastikas:

the National Socialist German Workers’ Party – Renamed by Adolf Hitler

"Sebottendorf’s recognition of the need for a new type of worker-based party to deal with the unprecedented Red threat. He founded the German Workers Union in 1918, the most active member of which was Anton Drexler, who went on to start the German Workers Party, which was joined, taken over, and renamed the National Socialist German Workers’ Party by Adolf Hitler in 1919."

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