Funds of the prefect's office
27 x 20.9cm
France - Rouen - Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime
51 W 369
Early modern period
Politics and Military links
Report of the Commissioner of central Rouen on the work of two English Masonic lodges, Jan. 22, 1942.
Freemasons being held responsible for the defeat, the Vichy government quickly takes action against them.
A law of 13 August 1940 prohibits Masonic lodges also called secret societies and requires officials to sign a declaration. Property and financial assets are seized.
August 11, 1941, a new law prohibits former members the exercise of public functions and authorize the publication in the Official Journal of the names.
Among the ten lodges present at Rouen, two were considered English: "Jeanne d'Arc # 5" and "Norman Friendship" attached to the Independent National Grand Lodge.