Among the many different types of victims of the Holocaust, there were many non-Jewish people that met their demise. Among them were many Freemasons. Why were the Freemasons a target of the Nazi’s? It comes down to bizarre conspiracy theories. Hitler believed that the Jews and the Freemasons owned the media and were plotting against him. Hitler also thought that Masons were secretly training men to be “Jews”. The Nazi’s used the book, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as propaganda and as supposed proof of the Jewish plot to conquer the world. This work has been proven time and time again to be a hoax, but it is still being propagated by antisemitic groups to this very day. Freemasons were rounded up and put into concentration camps. They were tagged with an inverted red triangle , the Nazi symbol for “political enemy”, which was also bestowed upon social democrats, socialists, trade unionists, communists, and anarchists. In the linked article from The Laudable Pursuit, the history of this persecution is examined. Many good men were murdered for simply taking part in a fraternal organization. This is a tragedy that not many are aware of. Make sure to read some of the other great articles that The Laudable Pursuit has to offer as well.