Reinach, Joseph

Reinach, Joseph

(zhôzĕf` rĕnäk`), 1856–1921, French publicist and lawyer. An associate of Léon Gambetta, he waged (1889) a campaign against General BoulangerBoulanger, Georges Ernest
, 1837–91, French general and reactionary politician. He served in North Africa and Indochina, and in the Franco-Prussian War. Later, he was briefly commander of French troops in Tunisia.
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 in the journal République française. He was elected a deputy in the same year, but lost his seat in 1898 as a result of his pro-Dreyfus campaign (which was the more courageous because Reinach himself was a Jew) in the Dreyfus AffairDreyfus Affair
, the controversy that occurred with the treason conviction (1894) of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus (1859–1935), a French artillery officer and graduate of the French military academy.
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. He was again a deputy from 1906 to 1914. During World War I he wrote widely praised military articles for Le Figaro. He also wrote Histoire de l'affaire Dreyfus (7 vol., 1901–11).
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