Freemasonry – Ideology, Organisation, And Policy

by Der Stürmer

by Dieter Schwarz

 Freemasonry

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PART I: HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 1: The Jewish Oriental Foundations

The Jewish oriental foundations

Chapter 2: Development Of Freemasonry Outside Germany In The 18th Century

Development out of the English working lodges in the 17th and 18th centuries (nonguild members in the stone cutters guilds — origin of the word Freemason — the Grand Lodge Of London in 1717 — the Ancient Duties)

The development of Freemasonry in France (the Enlightenment and thought of the French Revolution — the penetration of Jews into the English and French lodges — Jewish institutions in the higher degrees)

Development of Freemasonry in Germany up to the emancipation of the Jews

a) The English line of influence

b) The Romanic line of influence

c) The development of German Freemasonry along the lines of speculative philosophy (German idealism in the 18th century — change in the meaning of Freemasonry — Goethe and Freemasonry — the age of the German Wars Of Liberation)

Chapter 3. Development Of Freemasonry In The 19th And 20th Century

The participation of Freemasonry in the Revolutions of 1789, 1830, and 1848 (the Masonic mission of France — Democracy and Republic — the Restoration — 1830 — 1848 — Napoleon III and the Masonic opposition)

Penetration of the Jews into bourgeois society with the help of the lodges (struggle of the Jews for equality — Masonic humanitarianism and tolerance on the Jewish Question — The Jewish lodge in Frankfurt am Main in 1807 — Admission of Jews at Birkenfeld in 1845)

Developments outside Germany from 1870 to 1914

The attitude of German Freemasonry during this period

Chapter 4. International Freemasonry And The World War

The attitude of the lodges in the Entente States (slander of Germany and its allies — Masonic Congresses — Masonic peace propaganda)

Attitude and opinions of Freemasons in Germany (influence of the lodges and their work of corruption — Internationalist thought — The Field Lodges)

PART II: ORGANISATION, WORKING METHODS, AND AIMS OF FREEMASONRY

Chapter 1. Organisation

The John Lodges as the lowest degree

The higher degree lodges

The connection between John Freemasonry and Higher Degree Freemasonry

Supranational organisations of Freemasonry

Masonic organisations in Germany, former Austria, former Czechoslovakia, and former Poland:

a) in Germany

b) in former Austria

c) in former Czechoslovakia

d) in former Poland

Chapter 2. Organisations Similar To Freemasonry

Odd Fellows

Order Of Druids

Schlaraffia

Rotary Club

Chapter 3. Disguised Work Of Freemasonry In Other Organisations

Disguised work of Freemasonry in other organisations

Chapter 4. Ideological Aims

The basic concepts of Freemasonry (humanitarianism and tolerance — international chain of brotherhood — denial of racial and national differences — Masonic cosmopolitanism, liberalism, and democracy)

Educational methods of Freemasonry (aims of education — effects and methods of Masonic education — ritual — symbolism — Masonic speeches, signs, and building blocks — Masonic writings)

Chapter 5. Relationship Between Freemasonry And Other Supranational Powers

Freemasonry and the Church (Freemasonry as anti Church — struggle between Catholicism and Freemasonry — Papal bulls banning Freemasonry — attempts at union — Conference of Aachen of 1928)

Freemasonry and Jewry

Freemasonry and Marxism (Freemasonry as the bourgeois, democratic liberal vanguard of Marxism — Communism and Freemasonry — Masonic statements on Communism)

PART III: FREEMASONRY AS A FORM OF OPPOSITION TO NATIONAL SOCIALISM

Chapter 1. Freemasonry And Fascism

Freemasonry and Fascism (Fascism’s struggle against the Green Snake — Anti Freemasonry Law of 1925 — Grand Master Torrigiani against Fascism — Mussolini on Freemasonry)

Chapter 2. Freemasonry And National Socialism

National Socialist Leaders on Freemasonry (Adolf Hitler — Alfred Rosenberg — Hermann Gцring — Reich Leader Buch)

Decrees and Directives of branches of the State and Party against the lodges, and of the Party against Masonic lodges and organisations in Germany

National Socialism’s struggle against Freemasonry (voluntary dissolution of the lodges, the attitude of the old Prussian lodges — lodge defence committees)

World Freemasonry’s struggle against National Socialism (topics of discussion at Masonic and emigrant congresses — boycott propaganda — the work of the People’s Front)

Summary (irreconcilable conflict between National Socialism and Freemasonry)

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