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87. Brutality (See also Cruelty, Mutilation.)

  1. Black Prince angered by Limoges resistance, massacred three hundred inhabitants (1370). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 75]
  2. Caracalla Roman emperor (211217) massacred many thousands [Rom. Hist.: EB (1963) IV, 825]
  3. Cenci, Count he delighted in making people suffer. [Br. Lit.: The Cenci in Magill I, 131133]
  4. Crown a stevedore who deals with people by physical force. [Am. Lit.: Porgy, Magill I, 764766]
  5. Drancy concentration camp; Frances largest Jewish deportation center. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 161]
  6. Eichmann, Adolph (19061962) Nazi SS officer; directed Final Solution in Europe. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 167]
  7. Enlil ordered wholesale destruction of humanity by flood. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh ]
  8. Gestapo German secret police under Nazi regime. [Ger. History: RHD, 595]
  9. Grimes, Peter fisherman suspected of ill-treating his apprentices. [Br. Opera: Peter Grimes in Osborne Opera, 240]
  10. Herod Antipas presents John the Baptists head to Salome. [N.T.: Mark 6:1728]
  11. Himmler, Heinrich (19001945) architect of the Final Solution to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler ]
  12. Hitler, Adolf (18891945) Nazi dictator; architect of Final Solution to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler ]
  13. Jael drove tent-peg through skull of Sisera. [O.T.: Judges 4:1921]
  14. Koch, Ilse Bitch of Buchenwald; had inmates skinned for lampshades (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 1280]
  15. Kramer, Josef Beast of Belsen; camp exterminator (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 878]
  16. Mengele, Dr. Joseph Auschwitz concentration camp doctor; experimented on inmates (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 83]
  17. Nazi Jew-baiting, murderous Aryan supremacist under Hitler. [Ger. Hist.: Shirer]
  18. Nero coarse, conceited, brutal emperor of Rome (3768). [Polish Lit.: Quo Vadis, Magill I, 797799]
  19. Procrustes robber; stretches or amputates limbs of victims to fit his bed. [Class. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]
  20. Reign of Terror all roads led to the guillotine (17931794). [Fr. Hist.: EB, IX: 904]
  21. S.S. ruthless corps implemented Nazi atrocities. [Germ. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary ]
  22. SAVAK Iranian secret police [Iranian History: Facts (1979), 125]
  23. St. Evremonde, Marquis ruthless aristocrat deliberately killed two people and ran over a child. [Br. Lit.: Dickens A Tale of Two Cities ]