swastika

Hitler, Everywhere: A List

Hitler featured on Swiss coffee creamers are just one of many products bearing the Nazi leader's likeness.

10/23/2014
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It's not enough that Switzerland was "neutral" during the war, now they have to put Hitler on their coffee creamer?

Customers discovered the containers in German cafés and Swiss train stations, according to The New York Times; some creamers also featured the face of the Italian Fascist leader, Mussolini.

Swiss company Migros apologizes for the Hitler oversight. Dw.de

Firebomb Thrown At Kiev’s Oldest Synagogue

09/30/2014
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Kiev’s oldest synagogue was the target of a firebomb that burst into flames outside the building.

N.Y. Cabbie Suspended For Swastika Armband

05/21/2014
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The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission suspended a driver for a month for wearing a swastika armband.

The Anti-Defamation League’s New York regional office, which brought the complaint against the cabbie, praised the suspension.

An Opera Singer’s Final Scene

 

Some cross words were exchanged at a prominent cultural festival in Germany last week.

Not angry words – words about a politically symbolic cross, the swastika.

Swastika Banners Startle New Yorkers

06/26/2012
A swastika on the banner of an airplane startled beach-goers in New York and surrounding states. The banner included the word swastika and a swastika intertwined with a Star of David, the symbol of the Raelian movement. On Saturday it flew over New York, Long Island and New Jersey, while another flew over Los Angeles, according to reports.

Depicting Nazi Flag-Draped White House Was ‘Insensitive At Best’

Ami Magazine editor apologizes, says controversial cover was not meant to ‘suggest anything about the present administration.’

01/24/2012
Staff Writer

The editor of Ami Magazine acknowledged in this week’s edition that the cover of last week’s issue depicting the White House draped in Nazi flags with Nazi storm troopers marching in front “was insensitive at best.”

Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter admitted the error in a message at the end of a letter to the editor from Miriam Schlesinger, who wrote that she had read the rabbi’s apology last week in the online edition of The Jewish Week.

Publication’s cover picture of swastika-adorned White House brought readers’ criticism and editor’s apology.

Retailer Removes Swastika Earrings

01/10/2012

Brooklyn City Councilman Steve Levin on Wednesday said a Greenpoint jewelry would stop selling earrings with a swastika design.

"I am pleased that Bejeweled has heeded my call to remove these earrings from their shelves," Levin said. "Any other city retailers who sell these earrings should remove them from your shelves and help us remove the hate from our city.”

Subversive Swastika: Or, Is Nara's Art Innoncent?

Years ago, on a trip to Japan, I came across a swastika.  Dozens of them, actually, in museums across the country.  I was shocked, what Westerner wouldn't be? 

No doubt this has happened to many Western travelers in Asia, and no doubt many have gotten the re-assuring answer from tour guides or friends: don't worry, it just means "good luck." Buddhists have been using it as a symbol for luck for more than 2,000 years.

ADL Downgrades Swastika As Jewish Hate Symbol

Watchdog group adopts new, conservative reporting
of incidents against Jews.

07/28/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

The painting of a swastika — that dark, ubiquitous signature of hateful vandals everywhere — is no longer automatically considered an act of anti-Semitism under new guidelines for recording attacks against Jews announced this week by the Anti-Defamation League.

The most prominent Jewish defense agency in the country, perhaps in the world, announced on Tuesday that it has revamped its guidelines for recording anti-Semitic incidents in its annual survey for the first time in 30 years, taking a more conservative approach.

Has the swastika become a general symbol of hate?

Yom Hashoah: When The Boston Braves Wore Swastikas

Contrary to coventional wisdom, the swastika was far from obscure before the Nazis, and so benign that it was an infrequent but not unknown sports logo even in North America.

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