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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In 1894 Captain Alfred Dreyfus was sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly communicating French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris.
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.
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.
The man at the center of the storm was Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a wealthy Jewish artillery officer serving on the army General Staff.
And, with the major exception of Gyp, who used her virulent anti-Semitism to the same effect, these women all rallied to the cause of Captain Alfred Dreyfus because race, they understood, is no more a fact of nature than gender is.
So it was in 1894 with Captain Alfred Dreyfus, an Alsatian Jew in the French army whom fellow officers targeted.
French army captain Alfred Dreyfus was accused and convicted by his country of spying on behalf of Germany in 1894.
On January 13, Paris celebrated the hundredth anniversary of Emile Zola's J'accuse, the splendid revolt of a great writer against one case of injustice, perpetrated against the innocent Jewish captain Alfred Dreyfus.