Junior Warden Minute

Freemasonry Under the Nazi Regime

When the Nazis came to power, policy towards the Freemasons was equivocal. Efforts to eliminate the Freemason did not receive top priority. Those lodges that espoused tolerance and equality and had international connections or connections through their leaders to the Social Democrats or liberal democrats were subject to persecution and often pressured into “voluntary” dissolution.

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The Lambskin Apron

The apron is the initial gift of Freemasonry to a candidate. The English word “apron” is derived from the French word “napperon,” meaning a cloth, and from the expression “a napperon,” which evolved to “an apron” in English.

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