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Study Hall At Hitler Academy For The Arts [Pic]

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Study Hall At Hitler Academy For The Arts [Pic]. Bad design, man.
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Stormith
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 543 Posts
Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:21:41 AM
Doesn't anyone remember that the swastika was originally a Buddhist symbol of good luck? That`s why the Nazis stole it, to try and bring luck to themselves.
And everyone else here pretty much hit the nail on the head, it`s just the most efficient way to make seating while using the least amount of space/material

liabach
Male, 40-49, Western US
 630 Posts
Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:40:01 AM
well, it is rather an efficient use of space. ergonomically fascist.

Byfield
Male, 18-29, Europe
 461 Posts
Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:52:15 AM
I have family who were killed in the holocaust (I have no extended family because of the thorough job they did) and I can say that I like this configuration. functional. I dont care about the shape (ill be honest, the swastika is a pretty good symbol - its a pity Hitler got there first. Same with the roman salute).

Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1025 Posts
Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:44:49 AM
Um.... they could each be facing in just like the ones in the background.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 5968 Posts
Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:36:26 AM
I agree with Jake. Although it caught this photographer's eye, this isn`t an unusual configuration for study carrels. It`s the only way to arrange four of them together compactly without having people sitting side-by-side.

Having just spent a minute Googling the topic, librarians usually refer to this as a "Pinwheel" configuration (as opposed to a "Studenten fur den Fuhrer" configuration). Manufacturers even sell units of four carrels joined in this configuration--although I notice they generally have the swastika arms extending counterclockwise instead of clockwise, a la the Nazis, as they are in this photo.

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