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When I visited Germany and Poland, I was SHOCKED at how many swastikas I saw spray-painted on the walls of buildings. It was a very eye-opening experience to see hateful symbols painted in seemingly normal and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.

One street artist in Berlin is fighting back in his own unique way. Ibo Omari of Die kulturellen Erben e.V. takes hate graffiti and turns it into friendly art that everyone can enjoy. Others have joined in as well to cover up these disgusting pieces.

And, obviously, the most important part is that he’s erasing symbols of hate. Take a look at these brilliant works of art.

1. I love this idea and I hope it spreads everywhere!

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Das war mal ein #Hakenkreuz. Jetzt ist es etwas Schönes. #PaintBack by #legacybln #berlin #berlingraffiti #graffiti #graffart #streetart #art #againstracism #onelove

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2. A swastika no longer. Bravo!

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Aus Hakenkreuzen etwas Sinnvolles machen… #PaintBack #streetart #graffiti #scheißaufnazis #kreativgegendummheit

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3. From a symbol of hate into a beautiful flower.

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Ick war mal ein Hakenkreuz und bin jetzt … ein glücksbringendes Kleeblatt #PaintBack super coole Aktion u.a. mit Legacy Berlin #Berlin #StreetArt #StreetArtBerlin #Glücksbringer

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4. That’s more like it.

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Wie über Nacht aus einem Hakenkreuz ein Kunstwerk gegen Rassismus wird ❤️️👍✌️️👌 #paintback #streetart #berlin #againstracism #makelovenotwar #graffityagainstracism #graffitiart #xberg #gegenrassismus

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5. #Paintback is the hashtag for this important work.

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Jetzt … sie sprayen wieder. #PaintBack verwandelt in Berlin Hakenkreuze … in Blümchen. #Berlin #StreetArt #StreetArtBerlin

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6. Rubik’s Cube for the win!

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Coole Aktion! #PaintBack verwandelt Hakenkreuzen zu etwas Schönem! Auch ich war mal ein Hakenkreuz … #Berlin #StreetArt #StreetArtBerlin

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7. Walk like an Egyptian. Much better, yes?

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Несколько акций в Берлине запустили целый флешмоб #Paintback. Люди из разных городов закрашивают свастику на стенах, превращая ненавистную символику (там ее не любят даже больше, чем у нас) в милый и забавный стрит-арт.

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8. Before and after. I like the looks of this.

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Some late night tidying up. – – #fuckfascism #notinmytown #instagraf #streetart #onlylove #paintback #iboomari #notonazism #nonazis

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9. See what they did there? Brilliant.

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Ibo Omari's #Paintback campaign, Berlin. #streetart

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10. Let’s take a look at an artist in action.

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Badass sprays over swastikas 🇩🇪🕉☮ . . . .@Regrann from @srfnews – Hakenkreuze lassen sich an einigen Häuserfassaden finden: Diese Aktion verwandelt sie in Kunst. ^ls .#graffiti #berlin #art #paintback #hauptstadtkunst #weniger #hass #mehr #humor #und #liebe – #urbanart #throwup #getupstayup #fuckhate #swastika #art #artistofinstagram #design #drawing #spraypaint #mural

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Here’s some more video of the artists covering up the graffiti.

This is what I like to see! Fighting hate with art!

Which one of these do you like the best? Let us know in the comments!