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Frank Lowe Jr discusses, Friday, February 18, 2005, the origins of the swastika on pre-Revolutionary Russian banknotes
Wannsee: The role of Robert Kempner
Is there any solid evidence that the Nazis were the first to use the swastika in Germany?
It is more than likely that the German troops and Ernest Roehm brought the swastika back from Russia at the end of WW1, and it was adopted by the League of Defense and Defiance who used it before the Nazis and when the Nazis were a small splinter group and one of many anti-Semitic political parties in Germany. Originally, the "League" was the largest of the Pan-German anti-Semitic parties which the Weimar government set out to squash after the assassination of Jewish industrialist Walter Rathenau by the Kampfbund in the 1920's. (Donald Niewyck, Jews in the Weimar Republic)
From what I remember a Russian occult group, the Theosophical Society, was using it in Russia at this time of the Bolshevik Revolution. The weathy Jews weren't the only ones to be providing funds to anti-Czarist groups in Russia.
The Kerensky government was accepting funds from MI6 through their primary agent, Somerset Maugham (sic) who had carried $6,000,000 in cash to Russia (approximately $150,000,000 in 2005 dollars) to prop up the Socialist Revolutionary government and undermine the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks. (Christopher Andrew, Her Majesty's Secret Service).
The reality is that the Schiff banking empire had been funneling monies to the Japanese in the Sino-Russian War of 1905 to undermine the Tsar and had been heavily involved in saving Russian Jews from massacre since the 1890's in Russia. (Don Heddesheimer, The First Holocaust)
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