Why the Dreyfus Affair matters / Louis Begley.

Why the Dreyfus Affair matters / Louis Begley.

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Begley, Louis.
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2009.
xvi, 249 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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DC354.B44 2009z
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In December 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a brilliant French artillery officer and a Jew of Alsatian descent, was court-martialed for selling secrets to the German military attaché in Paris based on perjured testimony and trumped-up evidence. The sentence was military degradation and life imprisonment on Devil's Island, a hellhole off the coast of French Guiana. Five years later, the case was overturned, and eventually Dreyfus was completely exonerated. Meanwhile, the Dreyfus Affair tore France apart, pitting Dreyfusards - committed to restoring freedom and honor to an innocent man convicted of a crime committed by another - against nationalists, anti-Semites, and militarists who preferred having an innocent man rot to exposing the crimes committed by ministers of war and the army's top brass in order to secure Dreyfus's conviction.--[source unknown]
"If they haven't been ordered to convict him, he will be acquitted this evening" --
"The past is never dead" --
"What do you care if that Jew stays on Devil's Island?" --
"The truth marches on and nothing will stop it" --
"Dreyfus was rehabilitated, Picquart became Minster of War, and nobody said boo" --
Cast of characters --
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