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||"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 -- Chronology.
||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]
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|ISBN||9780300125320 (hbk. : alk. paper)|
|ISBN||0300125321 (hbk. : alk. paper)|