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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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The Dreyfus Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation serves as the funds' investment adviser.
Theodore Herzl was moved to try to establish a Jewish homeland by the trial, while author Emil Zola penned the famous J'Accuse criticizing the Dreyfus Case travesty that shook Europe.
Currently, Dreyfus serves as president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a private health plan in Massachusetts, since 2010.
Dreyfus had been convicted on the basis of a letter, known as the bor-dereau, sent to the intelligence chief in the German embassy in Paris and uncovered in his wastebasket by a cleaning woman/ intelligence agent, that referred to several secret documents that the bordereau's writer had given to the Germans.
To compound matters, Piquart taught Dreyfus topography but gave him a low mark which prompted Dreyfus to accuse the colonel of anti-Semitism.
In Simms's words, "Midrash is at once an analytical tool we can use to discuss the Dreyfus Affair and the people involved in it, as well as an epistemological stratagem used by Jews, consciously or not, to survive in a non-Jewish and often anti-Jewish world" (33).
Certain passages within chapter I may seem out of place or simply superfluous (most notably, the rather weak discussion of Kierkegaard) but chapter 2, "Indentions," represents Dreyfus at his most scattershot.
It may be argued whether a direct link can be made between the Dreyfus Affair and the deportation by the Vichy government of more than 70,000 French Jews during the Holocaust, but it is unquestionable that the framing of Dreyfus in 1894 unleashed a virulent antisemitism in the most democratic country in Western Europe, a miscarriage of justice that continues to evoke strong emotions in contemporary France,
In short, Dreyfus complains, music scholars have ignored the degree to which "Wagner was the first to develop a detailed musical language that succeeded in extended representations of erotic stimulation, passionate ecstasy, and the torment of love" (z).
None the less, at his court martial in 1894 Dreyfus was convicted of treason, stripped of his rank in a humiliating public 'degradation' ceremony and deported to serve a life sentence in the notorious Devil's Island penal colony in French Guiana off the north-east coast of South America.
Dreyfus was due on stage at the Lyric Theatre where he is starring as The MC in the hit musical Cabaret.
Dreyfus was so upset at the lack of progress in the Gardner case that in 2002, she decided to make a documentary film exploring The Concert and its theft.