Brownshirt

(redirected from Brownshirts)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Brownshirts: Ernst Roehm
  • noun

Words related to Brownshirt

a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms

References in periodicals archive ?
Fascists and Islamist extremists alike are copying what Hitler's Brownshirts excelled at -6 enforcing with threats and violence their version of the law in neighborhoods," Nawaz wrote.
11, 1938, known as Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, his sister, Ursula, a nurse, hid him in a bathtub in the hospital where she worked while Nazi brownshirts destroyed Jewish businesses and synagogues in a rampage that spread across Germany.
The old Papestrasse army barracks became a jail where Hitler's brownshirts would sadistically abuse prisoners.
The protesters had allowed the tanks into the square to help protect the Egyptian Museum from Mubarak's brownshirts.
Hitler's gay protege, Ernst Rohm, who historically was the leader of the Brownshirts, figures prominently in the book as the former lover of Hannah's brother and the father of a young boy, Anton.
Mussolini had his Blackshirts, Hitler his Brownshirts, but whose followers were the "Redshirts"?
His path crosses that of Josef Hummel, a young Jew being chased through the streets by the Brownshirts.
As the four talked and flirted, two Brownshirts literally picked up and threw the two boys out on the street.
He and Nerma lived above the store, as it were, on the top floor of a safe house where Moscow's agents worked around the clock stealing German secrets, keeping an eye on the nascent brownshirts, and churning out false documents, including counterfeit US currency.
Too heavy to rest, they sink and sink through the future all the way down to an era of Brownshirts.
What about a national constitution formed from the Catholic social thinking of the 1930s, the decade of German brownshirts and Irish blueshirts?
You may not even recognize the names Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn, the two most recent martyrs in this war against religious brownshirts.
Instead of the anti-democratic militarism of the interwar brownshirts, neo-fascist politics are a form of democratic populism, combining populist electoral mobilisation with plebiscitary politics.
In the politically unstable Munich of the 1920s, when Hitler's Brownshirts were fomenting bloody riots almost daily in flagrant contravention of the law, a serial murderer is preying upon wealthy young women.
Garamendi compared the Nazi Brownshirts and members of the Minuteman movement who patrolled the Arizona-Mexico border last month, saying they both targeted minorities.