Alfred Dreyfus Imprisoned for Treason

Alfred Dreyfus Imprisoned for Treason

Alfred Dreyfus
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Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French military, is stripped of rank and shipped off to Devil's Island to spend life in prison for the crime of treason.

Dreyfus has been one of very few Jews in the French officer corps and, because of rampant anti-Semitism, he was falsely accused, convicted, and sentenced for treason.

Known as the Dreyfus Affair, this case became a sensation in French society as people took sides, some attacking French anti-Semitism and others insisting that the Jews are enemy aliens who cannot be trusted. Dreyfus eventually gets a second trial where he is convicted again, but the French president will pardon him.

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