Lucie Eugenie Dreyfus." (15) Alfred Dreyfus
had his own letter to the American people published the same day in the New York Journal.
Author Norman Simms has set himself the task of writing a trilogy of books concerning Alfred Dreyfus
, his life, his thoughts and the role of Judaism in his life.
Such was the case of French Captain Alfred Dreyfus
who, in 1894, was arrested as a spy for Germany and imprisoned on Devil's Island.
There are psychologist David Sokol's insightful review of Umberto Eco's Prague Cemetery and what will probably never happen again--a Dreyfus family member, University of Manchester professor Jean-Marc Dreyfus, reviewing a book on Alfred Dreyfus
Tasked with preserving a cache of films by Georges Melies, Frances finds herself embroiled in a real-life mystery surrounding The Dreyfus Affair, Melies's reconstruction of the infamous 1894 scandal in which Alfred Dreyfus
, a Jewish officer in the French military, was falsely accused of spying for Germany.
At one stage she even compared Strauss-Kahn's 'ordeal' to that suffered in the 1890s by Alfred Dreyfus
, a Jewish French army officer who was imprisoned for high treason because of an anti-Semitic conspiracy, but was then dramatically cleared.
How many times does a sheet of paper Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Charlie Chaplin; 2 The wrist; 3 Three; 4 Cribbage; 5 Twelfth Night; 6 Hoagy Carmichael; 7 Wembley Stadium; 8 Alfred Dreyfus
; 9 The Simpsons; 10 The Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
When Emile Zola said 'J'accuse' in 1898, he accused the highest echelons of the French army of obstruction of justice and anti-Semitism, in the case of Captain Alfred Dreyfus
, who was convicted unjustly of leaking information to the German Embassy, and was banished to Devil's Island.
In October 1894 the 35-year-old Captain Alfred Dreyfus
, the only Jewish officer on the general staff of a fiercely antisemitic French army, had been accused of passing military secrets to the German military attache in Paris, Max von Schwartzkoppen.
Most readers will already be familiar with the case, but in brief, Alfred Dreyfus
, an Alsatian Jew, family man and, by numerous accounts, somewhat nondescript artillery officer, was wrongly convicted of treason in a hurried court martial, publicly humiliated on the Champ de Mars in front of a crowd yelling "Jew!" and "Judas!" before being shipped off to serve a life sentence on Devil's Island.
, a Jew and a captain in the French army, had been wrongly convicted by court-martial of treason, largely on the strength of secret and forged evidence.