Today I changed the cover art for "In the Gloved Hand" because try as I might, I could not balance the design in a way that I could live with; hence, I added the Nazi chest insignia worn by Heer (regular German army) officers in WWII. The male protagonist in the story was a Heer Lieutenant, under the authority of a Commandant who was SS. The lieutenant's chest insignia would have been the eagle with oak-leaf cluster on a dark green background; the SS officers' was on a black background and worn on the sleeve.
I hesitated to use this at all, but it is germane to the story; I've 'ghosted' the insignia to make it less prominent, as it is not my wish to give the Nazi symbols any more 'time' than the story needed.
This trilogy did, after all, grow out of my recurring nightmare, so I suppose putting it into the cover art may make sense. WWII was a nightmare for untold numbers of people across the globe; my nightmare couldn't hurt me, it just made me wake up in a cold sweat. For people who lived the reality, I still cannot imagine the damage done to victims and to German citizens as well. I guess it is summed up by someone else's observation that nobody wins in war, some just lose more.