VIKINGS X NEONAZISTAS: CRÍTICA E CONTESTAÇÃO DO RECRIACIONISMO HISTÓRICO E DA HISTÓRIA VIVA VIKINGS NO BRASIL ACERCA DO NEONAZISMO CONTEMPORÂNEO
Neo-Nazism is nothing new in Brazil, since the end of the last century, supremacists proudly displayed shirts, necklaces and flags with the symbols of their ideology of hatred. However, currently, the movement has reached a dizzying and very dangerous growth. Another movement that is also growing fast in the country as a result – mainly – of the wide media influence, are the so-called historical reenactment and the living history associated with Viking culture. Although apparently these topics are not direct related, historically, Nazism appropriated many elements and symbols of the Old Norse culture and until today supremacists use them as a reference. Viking culture was merged to Nazi ideology due to the many fables produced by the third reich. This article seeks to clarify these mythical relationship between Nazism and Viking culture, in addition to investigating the opinions of national groups of historical reenactment and living history about these associations. Finally, it tries to alert to the risks of recreating inadvertently practices of a medieval Scandinavian culture in the tropics.
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