The suspicions of the military high command quickly settled on army captain Alfred Dreyfus
, given his access to classified information.
In the case of Dennis and Leovigilda Perlas of Batan in the province of Aklan, they named their first-born Dreyfuss, perhaps in memory of Alfred Dreyfus
, the central figure in one of the great political dramas of modern French history.
Fifty years later, France was torn apart by the prosecution of army captain Alfred Dreyfus
Yet as Proust shows in the case of Jewish French citizens, the majority does not really live up to its end of the bargain: the Jewishness of the Jews, though it may go undiscussed, is often on the minds of the non-Jewish majority, and in the case of those erroneously persuaded of the guilt of the Jewish military officer Alfred Dreyfus
, Jewishness is a source of suspicion.
, convicted of treason, was publicly stripped of his rank.
Born in the Garment District of Paris, on April 9, 1872, into a family of five brothers of Alsatian Jewish origin, Blum came of age during the Alfred Dreyfus
Affair of the 1890s.
Harris's book reads like a thriller, beautifully placed amid the rich details of belle epoque France and rooted in the verifiable essential elements of the Dreyfus affair, which consumed France between 1894 and 1906 after Alfred Dreyfus
, a rare Jewish officer in the French army, was wrongly convicted of spying for the Germans and disgraced in a public ceremony.
Colonel) Georges Picquart, who played a minor role in the arrest of Captain Alfred Dreyfus
for espionage and treason.
Paris, 1895: an army officer, Georges Picquart, watches a convicted spy, Alfred Dreyfus
exiled for life to Devil's Island.
In a witch hunt two decades later, the anti-Semitic General Staff falsely accused French officer Alfred Dreyfus
of trafficking secrets to the Germans, a high crime indeed; Dreyfus was convicted and sentenced to life on French Guiana's notorious Devil's Island.
The "D" stands for Dreyfus, as in Alfred Dreyfus
, the young French artillery officer who was wrongly convicted of treason in 1894 and sentenced to life on Devil's Island.
Like the trial of Alfred Dreyfus
, a Jewish military officer wrongfully accused of treason in the late nineteenth century, Levy's experience and its erasure from mainstream historiography reveals how anti-Semitism can contaminate modern French political culture.
Citing the case of French Captain Alfred Dreyfus
, who was convicted of treason in 1894 and acquitted years later, Kylycdaroy-lu said, "It is another Dreyfus affair, taking place in 21st-century Turkey."
In the context of his times; Alfred Dreyfus
as lover, intellectual, poet, and Jew.