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.
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.
First conceived in the early 1980s, when the Soviet Jewry movement reached a critical mass as a consequence of the closing of Soviet immigration in 1979, this story of Captain Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a French Jewish military officer falsely accused of giving state secrets to the Germans in 1894, presented a particularly rich discourse for the modeling of contemporaneous political protest on behalf of a Jewish cause.
So it was in 1894 with Captain Alfred Dreyfus, an Alsatian Jew in the French army whom fellow officers targeted.
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. It is an author of Shakespearean stature that we now need to spread the message of the French jobless across the world, to write the indictment of a system capable of producing cases of cruel social injustice by the million.
Zola wrote his own page in the history books by fighting for the release of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, who was sent to Devil's Island after being falsely accused of spying for Germany in 1894.
In 1894 Captain Alfred Dreyfus was sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly communicating French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris.