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Time to admit ignorance here: are there any situations where the marketing of the swastika would be OK, given its history in Hindu culture?Using the term "Nazi" was a bit weird; had the guy never seen the Hitler, errr, History Channel?
Oh totally -- Westerners are often shocked by the ubiquity of the swastika in India. It's not just a historical symbol, it's part and parcel of modern Hindu religious symbolism -- it occurs in temples, in doorways during festivals, on stationery, on wedding invitations, in a variety of different colors. No one confuses this with the Nazis. It's never, as far as I know, black on a white and red background: that association is clearly National Socialist. In this case, this dude was clearly using the latter symbol, along with the name, Nazi, itself. Not appropriate.
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