Translated as "crocked cross." The Nazi form of the swastika. The actual cross was turned at a forty-five degree angle, and was placed on a red and white background. The cross itself was black. The colors red, black and white were the same as those used on the North German Confederation flag. According to Adolph Hitler, the colors were to represent "Blut und Boden," or "blood and soil." Considered one of the most offensive symbols in world history. Display of the Hakenkreuz is illegal in Germany.
Germany's reputation has been tainted due to things like the Hakenkreuz.
by Jerry October 14, 2004