The Freemasons are a longstanding organization that are an object of fascination to many historians and conspiracy theorists. Premiering on Jan. 12 at 3 p.m., “Secrets of the Masons” tracks back to the origins of its founding and how the movement grew. It also features present-day Masons from around the world, including the installation of a new Grand Master Mason in North America.
The Emmy Award-winning anthology series featuring unforgettable people, communities and moments in history returns to Arizona PBS on Mondays at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 28.
In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.