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  1. Hey, thanks man. I like doing it!

  2. This can be found in Modern Primitives in the chapter about ManWoman, the Canadian artist trying to reclaim the ancient Swastika symbol from the Nazis. It’s of a girls hockey team from Edmonton Alberta in the 20’s.

  3. 1916 – to be accurate.

  4. Staldo Staldo

    When first looking, it occured to me that most of these girls don’t exactly fit the Aryan ideal. Thanks for the explanation.

  5. Yeah, I thought there was something a bit off about this. Usually (though not always) the NAZI swastika is turned about 45 degrees so that the outer legs describe a diamond shape; the traditional swastika is usually set “square” as in this photo.

    I’m not sure how I feel about efforts to “reclaim” the swastika. The NAZIs were such a potently clear example of pure evil that they make a highly useful historical example, and should not be forgotten.

  6. Mike Katz Mike Katz

    I don’t get it – – a 1920s hockey team can help “reclaim” the Swastika, which was made famous decades later?

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