Alfred Dreyfus

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French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935)


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Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish French Army officer, was falsely charged with treason and spent 12 years in solitary confinement.
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.
Upon the request of commander Esterhazy from the French military counterespionage, Simonini forges another document revealing information about the French armament which leads to the Dreyfus Affair and to the wrongful conviction for treason of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in 1894.
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.
The man at the center of the storm was Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a wealthy Jewish artillery officer serving on the army General Staff.
French army captain Alfred Dreyfus was accused and convicted by his country of spying on behalf of Germany in 1894.