The forest swastika was a patch of larch trees covering 3,600 m2 area of pine forest near Zernikow, Uckermark district, Brandenburg, in northeastern Germany, arranged to look like a swastika with their light colors.
Reports say the larches were planted in 1938. It is unclear how the trees came to be planted and arranged in such a fashion. It seems they were planted in commemoration of Adolf Hitler's birthday, either by local Hitler Youth members or by a warden.
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