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Dreyfus

Alfred . 1859--1935, French army officer, a Jew whose false imprisonment for treason (1894) raised issues of anti-semitism and militarism that dominated French politics until his release (1906)
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I wanted to see some of the seething intellectual and political conflicts raging in Paris at the time, away from the ever-so-polite dinner conversations, and I wanted Taylor to bring in more of the historical characters, men who were naturally dramatic figures--I wanted to see Emile Zola, for example, pointing his literary finger in the face of hypocrisy (he is only referred to once, when Dubon says he is reading Germinal), the great left-wing politician Jean Jaures, publisher and future prime minister Clemenceau, Mathieu Dreyfus and last, but by no means least, Alfred Dreyfus himself.
When it came to the personal plight of Alfred Dreyfus, Kleeblatt designed a deliberately claustrophobic space to simulate the conditions of imprisonment, narrating Dreyfus's first court martial, conviction, degradation, and incarceration at Devil's Island with a couple of personal items.
In the first part, Forth examines how anxieties about the Jewish body influenced debates about Alfred Dreyfus himself.
He also became active in the movement to liberate the Jewish army officer Alfred Dreyfus.
French colonel Alfred Dreyfus stood humiliated and dejected throughout his court martial in Paris, 1898.
Alfred Dreyfus (Mulhouse 1859--Paris 1935), fut francais de confession israelite.
Alfred Dreyfus in 1894 on trumped-up charges of espionage.
That humor arises as a group of Jewish amateur actors in 1931 Poland rehearse their director's new play about French Jewish military officer Alfred Dreyfus.
It may well prove to be the most powerful literary intervention since Emile Zola wrote "J'Accuse", his open newspaper letter to the President of France in 1898 in his campaign to right the appalling injustice inflicted on Alfred Dreyfus, a French General Staff officer sentenced to penal servitude for life on Devil's Island for alleged espionage.
He said the Left opposed slavery and defended jailed Jewish Captain Alfred Dreyfus in the 19th century while the Right did not-a contrast of good versus bad that historians say was not as clear as Mr Jospin's stirring words implied.
She eventually divorced him in 1895 and married Fernand-Gustave-Gaston Labori, famous as the defender of Alfred Dreyfus.
French army captain Alfred Dreyfus was accused and convicted by his country of spying on behalf of Germany in 1894.