Alfred Dreyfus, a French Jewish army officer who had spent five years on Devil's Island for high treason and an additional seven years trying to clear his name, was absolved by France's Supreme Court. The Dreyfus Affair, which deeply divided France and called forth a vicious wave of anti-Semitism, was finally over. Or was it?
Five years later, the case was overturned, and eventually Dreyfus was completely exonerated. Was the Dreyfus Affair merely another instance of the rise in France of a virulent form of anti-Semitism? In Why the Dreyfus Affair Mattersthe acclaimed novelist draws upon his legal expertise to create a riveting account of the famously complex case, and to remind us of the interest each one of us has in the faithful execution of laws as the safeguard of our liberties and honor.
The charge was false; Dreyfus, a Jew, was framed. Inthe Dreyfusards saw their man vindicated, but the wounds in French society caused by the Dreyfus Affair remained open and festering long after Dreyfus returned to the army and served honorably in World War I. Ever since those charges were laid a year and a half ago, an atmosphere of public hysteria, fueled by secularist anti-Catholicism, has surrounded the case.
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It was the dodgiest of all dossiers. This inoffensive-sounding document, or bordereaubecame a cause celebre across Europe. It was a central piece of evidence in a long-running saga that brought down a government and led to reform at the highest levels of the French army. Above all, it condemned an innocent man to a lengthy incarceration on a remote island off the coast of South America.
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A torrid affair between two colonels in late Victorian Paris is revealed in a secret file released online by the French Defence Ministry. Previously available only to researchers, the letters played an important part in framing Captain Alfred Dreyfus with circumstantial evidence at the trial that ended with a life sentence for treason. The love notes, obtained by police spies, are part of a a secret dossier that was presented to the military court but whose existence was never divulged to the Jewish officer or his lawyers. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.