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a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms

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This illustrated book describes the rise, influence, activities, and fall of HitlerAEs SA (Sturmabteilung der NSDAP), also known as the Nazi Stormtroopers and later called the Brownshirts.
On November 22, 1930 a group of Sturmabteilung (SA) Brownshirts had attacked a leftist workers' meeting at the Tanzpalast Eden in Berlin.
In many ways Awan is similar to those young men let down by a broken country and robbed of opportunity by the Treaty of Versailles who flocked to a great cause in the form of Hitler's Brownshirts and like the Brownshirts too they were empowered in their identity by defining themselves against an inferior 'other' whose subjugation was their glorious cause.
He was old enough to have stood with his father across the street from Berlin's main synagogue as it burned on Kristallnacht, when the Brownshirts unrolled a Torah scroll in the street and charged passersby the equivalent of a dime to trample the length of it.
Then came the brownshirts and, amid the smoldering ash of Hitler's Third Reich, an official abstraction (Fritz Winter, Ernst Wilhelm Nay) arose endorsed by western-zone taste, the reversing mirror of the eastern zone's socialist realism.
its type of a newly emerging Blackshirts (the paramilitary group of Mussolini) and Brownshirts (Hitler's paramilitary mobs).
Likewise, Benedict was influenced first by the Second Vatican Council and then by the upheaval that followed it and the 1968 student riots, which reminded him of the Nazi Brownshirts of his youth.
The current Tory Government, responding to the demands of its billionaire paymasters, is not yet minded to use gangs of thugs, but is substituting the brownshirts with legal methods which make it almost impossible to withdraw labour and remain within the law.
It was Kristallnacht - November 9 and 10, 1938 - when the rising clamour of anti-Semitic sentiment across Germany turned into an orgy of violence, orchestrated by Hitler's feared Nazi stormtroopers, the Brownshirts.
Doherty begins his exposition with Hollywood's first confrontation with Nazism on December 4, 1930, when a mob of brownshirts invaded a motion picture theater and trashed the screening of Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front, an award-winning lament of the slaughter of the young in World War I to nurture old men's dreams of glory, and ends when after the death of its courageously anti-Nazi producer, Carl Laemmle, Universal Studios rereleased the film accompanied by a prologue reviewing the Great War and its aftermath, including the now iconic newsreel footage of the 1933 book burning.
In June 1934, they acted like Hitler's brutal Brownshirts during a massive, Nurembergstyle rally at London's Olympia.
Doherty frames the book beautifully with the figure of Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Pictures, whose film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) sparked violent protests from Nazi brownshirts in Berlin and Vienna upon its release.
A Redshirts B Greyshirts C Brownshirts D Blackshirts QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Albert Einstein was born a German and died a US citizen.
They fob it off to private companies, whose only real agenda is to make money, resulting in an army of brownshirts given free rein to drag anyone off the streets they deem to be drunk or otherwise.
Whereas the one thing you can't knock Hitler for was his conviction, once Morsi and the Brotherhood came into power, they displayed the same opportunism as they did at election-time, more Egypt's answer to the Blairites than the brownshirts.