This form of the
closed, diagonally positioned, square-formed variation, was the
emblem of Nazism and Hitler's emblem. In 1920 the swastika was
officially accepted as the main symbol on the party banner.
See the section "The ideographic struggle in Europe during the 1930's in the Appendices for more data.
The swastika had already appeared earlier in the twentieth century as an anti-Semitic and uniting symbol in Germany and Austria. For other variations of the swastika, its names, and historical background, turn to in Group 15. The swastika form is associated with the sun and power. The swastika moving in a clockwise direction is related to and also to its meaning, reincarnation, return, and so on. symbolizes, therefore, national reincarnation.
The American Nazi party uses the same sign but with a circle at its center: .
In China we find the form as a general superlative and as a sign for the magnificent number 10,000.