A Town Called Swastika, Ontario

“By contrast the 500 residents of Swastika, Ontario held fast to the name despite Adolf Hitler’s appropriation of the Hindu symbol of good luck. They had it first, the locals reasoned. It may have helped that the Swastika mine, after which the town was named, produced gold, not asbestos.”


The Economist. (2019) Welcome to Toxic Town. The Economist. 14 December 2019, pp.29.


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