We do ourselves the greatest harm when we accept that which is presented as truth but fail to do the historical research. Therefore here is more on the Sanskrit and some more websites that talks about its long history and peaceful meaning.
Now ask yourself what did Hitler accomplish by taking this symbol and twisting it? He took a symbol that meant “to be good or wish one well” amongst numerous cultures and turned it into a symbol of hate. Now many have stated that symbols hold power and sway. Hitler effectively took away the power of this symbol of peace and turned it into hate. The question is does a 6000 year old symbol representing peace deserve such a demise or should it be put back into its rightful place in human history. Thus allowing humanity to fully comprehend that we as humans allowed evil and hate to consume a symbol of peace and good tidings. Until we restore the symbol that has always symbolized “to be good and to wish you well” to its rightful place then we allow evil to remain always in the forefront.
However, education to what Hitler took away is the first step in healing and the first step in diminishing symbols of hate.