A bronze pin representing the Parteiadler of Nazi Germany. The pin has an eagle with long outstretched wings, holding a swastika and looking to its left. Narrative: The German eagle is a symbol that has been used throughout history. Its most prominent association is with the Nazi Party. The traditional German eagle used by the Nazis was depicted standing atop a swastika, which was placed inside a wreath of oak leaves. It is sometimes called the Iron Eagle. When the eagle's head is turned to its left, it is a symbol of the Nazi Party and is called the Parteiadler. In contrast, when the eagle's head is turned to its right, it is a symbol of the country (Reich) and is called Reichsadler. After the Nazi party came to power in Germany, they forced the replacement of the traditional version of the German eagle with their modified party symbol throughout the country and all its institutions.