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  • Dreyfus letter to be sold at Paris auction

    April 18, 2013 | 9:36 am

    A letter written by Alfred Dreyfus, a French-Jewish soldier who was wrongfully convicted of spying, is expected to fetch at least $130,000 at an auction in Paris. 

    The letter will be sold at auction next month by Sotheby’s Paris branch.

    Dreyfus, a captain who was cleared of...

  • Polanski to make film on Dreyfus Affair

    May 10, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    Polish director Roman Polanski’s next film will be a political thriller based on the Dreyfus Affair.

    The acclaimed director announced Wednesday that the new film, titled “D,” will reunite the team that produced his award-winning film “Ghost Writer.”

    Alfred Dreyfus was a French...

  • Dreyfus Revisited

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    July 9, 2010 | 5:37 pm

    The so-called Dreyfus Affair was one of the flashpoints of modern history, an event that cast an ominous shadow over the fate of European Jewry and, not incidentally, motivated Theodor Herzl, who covered the trial as a journalist, in his creation of Zionism — if a Jew could be...

  • A French Twist

    By Tom Tugend

    July 3, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    La Libre Parole an illustrations from "The Accused, the Dreyfus Trilogy" 1996

    A French Twist

    'The Accused' addresses the Dreyfus Affair,

    and the anti-Semitism of 1890s France,

    from various, odd angles

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

    Few, other than historians of the period, will...

  • A Different Take

    July 3, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    A Different Take

    on History

    Many modern forms of anti-Semitism, not least the Dreyfus Affair, can be seen as a reaction to the emancipation of the Jews in Western and Central Europe following the French Revolution, according to Dr. Michael Berenbaum.

    Berenbaum, a prominent figure in the...