Interested in the German iron eagle insignia? Learn more about the symbol of hate - the German Iron Eagle still used by uncivil gang members today...
The German iron eagle was a symbol used both on a national level and by the Nazi party. Conventionally it was used as an eagle that had claws grasping onto a wreath of oak leaves that surrounded the swastika insignia. This was utilized with its face turned towards the right as a national symbol and with its face turned towards the left as the Nazi party symbol.
It is interesting to see the many places that the remnants of the German iron eagle are still present. The surprising element here is that the occupation forces of the Allied parties had categorically denied the display of any iron eagle insignia on statues, monuments and street signs after they had invaded Germany and toppled the Third Reich government.
Buildings in Berlin such as the Finanzamt, Bismarckstrabe 48 and the Charlottenburg still show the swastika under the number sign. Even though the number sign was removed in 2006, filler was used to cover the swastika sign.
Fort Haneburg also has the Nazi eagle, which was added to the 19th century fortification’s main entry way under the orders of Hitler. Any building that was used by government officials had the German iron eagle symbols fixed on it. This was either in the form of a flat one dimensional element or a three-dimensional sculpture. In fact, one of the famous buildings is a quaint Amtsgericht building in Wedding, a suburb of Berlin, and this has a very large iron eagle depicted on its front.
Present-Day Use of German Iron Eagle
The symbol utilized by the Nazi party in Germany is known as the German iron eagle. It was used during the era of Hitler but is still commonly used by uncivil elements across the world. It inspires hate and can be seen profusely displayed by groups involved in the music industry as well as by gang members who are considered Racist Skinheads.
It is basically represented in different manners but has symbolic elements. These are the eagle suspended on top of a swastika insignia. There are many white supremacist organizations that still use this insignia because they consider Hitler’s legacy of the supremacy of the white race to be important.
In fact groups like the World Church of the Creator along with The Hammerskin Nation also utilized the symbol or its numeric form which is known as the 88.
The symbols are not explicitly racist, but if combined with other elements they can be considered exceptionally racist. One example is the Odin’s Rune, which is commonly seen on CD artwork, body tattoos, graffiti and literature. It can also be seen on common clothing worn by unassuming people that don’t know the literal meaning behind these symbols.
It is important therefore to know the elements and history of such symbols by educating unaware people and uninitiated students, teachers and parents. This will allow a civil society to understand how to identify antidemocratic forces that spread hate and unreasonable demands for the supremacy of the white race.