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Monday, November 8th, 2021


The Man Who Brought the Swastika to Germany, and How the Nazis Stole It

Heinrich Schliemann discovered the archaeological site of Troy, but his discovery also boosted the visibility of swastikas. Illustration from clu / Getty Images. When archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann traveled to Ithaca, Greece in 1868, one goal was foremost in his mind: discovering the ancient city of Troy using Homer’s Iliad. The epic poem was widely believed to be no more than a myth, but Schliemann was convinced otherwise. For him, it was a map to the hidden location of ancient cities. Over the next several years the German businessman, who madeRead More

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