An original Nazi Labor day medal from 1934

Note the hammer and sickle, the two great Soviet symbols. There were many affinities between Nazism and Communism. They were rivals for the support of those in that era who wanted -- dare I say it -- Change. Radical change in particular. The one thing they were not is Rightist, if by Rightist we mean some sort of conservatism.

The image above is from a Medals database for collectors and several sites have the medals for sale (e.g. here) so there seem to have been a lot of them issued.

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  1. You should stop referring to the topic as "between Nazism and Communism." They were socialists. Nazis did not call themselves nazis. They called themselves socialists. They used the swastika to represent crossed S-letters for "socialism" (see the work of the symbologist Dr. Rex Curry). German socialists were allies with Soviet socialists in 1939 in a pact to divide up Europe, invading Poland together, and spreading WWII. The USSR was the Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics. Stop perpetuating ignorance.

    1. Huge differences between soviet socialism and nationalist socialism.


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