We do not allow Nazi symbols in our 1920s Berlin project, part of the virtual online world of ‘Second Life’.
We have several reasons for this, to read more about our motivations behind not allowing Nazi’s have a look at this special post on our blog;
But because Nazism plays a bit part in Weimar Republic history you can find references to it in several places across the sim.
I wanted to show the Nazi presence in a less subtle way without breaking the rules in SL, it is simply against the Terms of Service (the law) to display Nazi symbols.
So I decided to use the flag of Tomainia.
This is the fictional country in the movie ‘The Great Dictator’ by Charlie Chaplin.
Made in 1940, it shows a country under a vile dictatorship very similar to Nazism.
The movie is a great anti Nazi story and by using these symbols we give the sim a little bit of a Nazi feel but are actually insulting the Nazis.