-The sd was particularly interested, as its personnel believed that Freemasonry exercised actual political power, SHAPED public opinion through control of the PRESS, and was thus in a position to provoke war, SUBVERSION, and revolution.
- ...charged that the Jews and Masons had provoked World War II and were responsible for the policies of US President Franklin D.Roosevelt, who was identified as a Freemason.
-a significant Masonic archive was found in Silesia, in eastern Germany, by Soviet troops in the last days of World War II. The Soviet authorities shipped the records to Moscow, where they were held in SECRET archives.
- Because many of the Freemasons who were arrested were also Jews and/or members of the political opposition,it is NOT KNOWN how many individuals were placed in Nazi concentration camps and/or were targeted only because they were Freemasons.