The Swastika Holding Company

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter IX) on Rap Genius


Given that Wolfsheim is Jewish, it seems ironic today that his company bears the name of the Nazi insignia; however, this meaning would be anachronistic for Fitzgerald and so should not be taken as a deliberate political reference. Here, the swastika retains its original, decorative purposes only.

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