Hop Cone or Nazi Symbol

brennessel symbol or hop cone?
I found this image of a bookmark from the Nazi humor magazine Brennessel. I’m not sure if that is supposed to look like a hop cone, or if it’s just coincidence, but it creeps me out. And it left me with some questions:

  • Was it Tettnanger hops that fueled the Nazi movement?
  • Nazis had a sense of humor?
  • Isn’t a bookmark kind of an ironic way to spread propaganda for a group that burned books?

No, I wasn’t surfing for Nazi propaganda. I had been helping an instructor with his history of the Holocaust course. It was one of the links.

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