However, as far as it’s known, German architects never took part in the construction. If one does not get hung up on the Nazi ideology, the situation will look far more harmless. First, let’s start with the fact that the swastika (the «卐» or the «卍» symbols) is one of the most ancient and most widespread graphical symbols. It was used by many nations of the world on everyday objects, clothing, coins, vases, weaponry, heraldic banners and coats of arms, as well as while designing homes and churches. It is about 10 thousand years old and has many meanings. It was a sign of movement, life, sun, light, and well being. Sadly, in the XX century the swastika was «monopolized» by Hitler’s Germany and in the modern world it is now associated strictly with the fascist regime. However, for a short period of time in the thirties of the same XX century, the swastika was used as a symbol for producing electrical energy, since it looks like a turbine and is traditionally connected with light, movement and energy.