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Dreyfus Affair
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Political affair in France in which the Jewish captain Alfred Dreyfus (1859–1935) was unjustly convicted of treason and condemned to lifelong exile and forced labor. The affair, which spanned from 1894 until Dreyfus’ acquittal in 1906, was accompanied by an unprecedented wave of antisemitic hatred. This was a shock to the French Jews, since it happened in the country that had been the first …

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Poznanski, Renée, “Dreyfus Affair”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0187>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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