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The swastika is commonly seen as a symbol of hate. It is ironic that such a hateful symbol is surrounded by the words "God With Us."

This particular belt buckle was worn by a Nazi soldier who surrendered to my father-in-law in Italy during World War II.






  Canon EOS 5DS R    EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens    64mm    f/5.6    1/80s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 06, 2017 at 07:58 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · #752 Symbol of Hate


very much the symbol of hate...Interesting hint of the story behind it.


Mar 06, 2017 at 01:26 PM
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What a story..would love to hear more. Great shot!


Mar 06, 2017 at 02:10 PM
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The short version of the story: He was an Engineer in the 5th Army in the Apennines Mountains somewhere north of Rome. He was well behind the fighting lines to the north, alone, working on a water purification system for a village in the mountains when a German Army Lieutenant with a small company of soldiers came down from the surrounding mountains and surrendered to him.

He had been with the 5th Army throughout the invasion of Italy, and he had seen a lot of fighting, but he said he was never so scared as he was when that German Lieutenant and his soldiers marched up to him.



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · #752 Symbol of Hate


I bet that was scary, if you didn't know their intentions when they arrived...thanks for sharing the story.


Mar 06, 2017 at 08:12 PM
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I was surprised a few years ago during a visit to Nepal that the Swastika was everywhere. Apparently for Hindu people it's a sacred symbol that means 'well-being'... that got quite turned around here in the West. Thanks for the story, Tim.


Mar 07, 2017 at 03:23 PM
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Congrats on the win!


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