Use by the National Socialist German Workers' Party In "Mein Kampf", Adolf Hitler told the story of how the Hakenkreuz was incorporated into the flag of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. A dental surgeon from Starnberg suggested they use the Hakenkreuz on a white background. Adolf then personally designed the flag, which was red and had a Hakenkreuz enclosed in a white circle in the center.[I]:556 This is what Adolf said about the National Socialist flag:
- As national socialists, we see in our flag our programme. In red we see the social thinking of the movement, in white the nationalist, in the Hakenkreuz the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan and at the same time with that the victory of the thinking of the creative work, which itself forever was anti-Semitic and will be anti-Semitic.[I]:557
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- "Hakenkreuz". duden.de. Retrieved 8 November 2016.