Alfred Dreyfus: The Fight for Justice
Rosenberg & Winnick Galleries
In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army was wrongfully arrested and jailed for treason. His trial and the political scandal that ensued left France bitterly divided for decades, with liberal intellectuals on one side, and the clergy and military on the other. This exhibition revisits the trial and its aftermath in a completely new way: through Dreyfus’s personal effects.
Approximately 200 objects from the family archive will be on view, including photographs, posters, letters, and the original "J’accuse…!" newspaper article, written by Emile Zola to the president of France on January 14, 1898. This exhibition has been organized by the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme, Paris.