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Brutality

See also Cruelty, Mutilation.
Black Prince
angered by Limoges’ resistance, massacred three hundred inhabitants (1370). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 75]
Caracalla
Roman emperor (211–217) massacred many thousands [Rom. Hist.: EB (1963) IV, 825]
Cenci, Count
he delighted in making people suffer. [Br. Lit.: “The Cenci” in Magill I, 131–133]
Crown
a stevedore who deals with people by physical force. [Am. Lit.: Porgy, Magill I, 764–766]
Drancy
concentration camp; France’s largest Jewish deportation center. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 161]
Eichmann, Adolph
(1906–1962) Nazi SS officer; directed “Final Solution” in Europe. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 167]
Enlil
ordered wholesale destruction of humanity by flood. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh]
Gestapo
German secret police under Nazi regime. [Ger. History: RHD, 595]
Grimes, Peter
fisherman suspected of ill-treating his apprentices. [Br. Opera: Peter Grimes in Osborne Opera, 240]
Herod Antipas
presents John the Baptist’s head to Salome. [N.T.: Mark 6:17–28]
Himmler, Heinrich
(1900–1945) architect of the “Final Solution” to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Hitler, Adolf
(1889–1945) Nazi dictator; architect of “Final Solution” to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Jael
drove tent-peg through skull of Sisera. [O.T.: Judges 4:19–21]
Koch, Ilse
“Bitch of Buchenwald”; had inmates skinned for lampshades (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 1280]
Kramer, Josef
“Beast of Belsen”; camp exterminator (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 878]
Mengele, Dr. Joseph
Auschwitz concentration camp doctor; experimented on inmates (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 83]
Nazi
Jew-baiting, murderous Aryan supremacist under Hitler. [Ger. Hist.: Shirer]
Nero
coarse, conceited, brutal emperor of Rome (37–68). [Polish Lit.: Quo Vadis, Magill I, 797–799]
Procrustes
robber; stretches or amputates limbs of victims to fit his bed. [Class. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]
Reign of Terror
all roads led to the guillotine (1793–1794). [Fr. Hist.: EB, IX: 904]
S.S.
ruthless corps implemented Nazi atrocities. [Germ. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary]
SAVAK
Iranian secret police [Iranian History: Facts (1979), 125]
St. Evremonde, Marquis
ruthless aristocrat deliberately killed two people and ran over a child. [Br. Lit.: Dickens A Tale of Two Cities]
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All these brutalities were being committed in the present so called civilized era.
Since July 2014, Iraq has been the scene of brutalities of the ISIL terrorists, who at the first stage of their massive attacks occupied two main cities of Mosul and Tikrit in Nineveh and Salahuddin provinces respectively.
Talking to a TV channel, the PM AJK condemned Indian inhuman brutalities in Kashmir saying that India did not comply its own resolution presented in the United Nations.
The Indian Army has left Bosnia and Kosovo far behind as for as the brutalities under the state umbrella are concerned," Saeed said.
We are all familiar with the brutalities of war and realise that the film was supposed to portray this.
The third section, "The Face of a Police State," exposes the extremes of police-state illegalities and brutalities.
Federal, state, and municipal law sanctioned the slave trade, genocidal wars of conquest, slavery, and the brutalities inherent in labor exploitation and racial oppression.
The former Soviet leader, whose regime unleashed untold, nightmarish brutalities in Afghanistan and elsewhere, claims to have been "haunted" by this terrible burden.
This litany of brutalities reads like a Quentin Tarantino interpretation of the Keystone Kops.