Item 266966. DREYFUS


Bratislava: Slovenska´ grafia, 1930. Item #42774

1st edition. Period boards, Large 8vo, 182 pages. 25 cm. In Hungarian. Includes bibliographical references on page 182.
Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935) “was a French artillery officer of Jewish ancestry from Alsace whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most polarizing political dramas in modern French history. The incident has gone down in history as the Dreyfus affair, the reverberations from which were felt throughout Europe. It ultimately ended with Dreyfus' complete exoneration….
In October 2021, French president Emmanuel Macron opened a museum dedicated to the Dreyfus affair in Médan in the northwestern suburbs of Paris. He said that nothing could repair the humiliations and injustices Dreyfus had suffered, and ‘let us not aggravate it by forgetting, deepening, or repeating them’.
The reference to not repeating them follows attempts by the French far right to question Dreyfus' innocence. An army colonel was cashiered in 1994 for publishing an article suggesting that Dreyfus was guilty; far-right politician Jean-Marie Le Pen's lawyer responded that Dreyfus' exoneration was ‘contrary to all known jurisprudence’. Éric Zemmour, a far-right political opponent of Macron, said repeatedly in 2021 that the truth about Dreyfus was not clear; his innocence was ‘not obvious’” (Wikipedia).
SUBJECT(S): Antisemitism -- France, Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935. OCLC: 233926057. OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide (British Lib, NLI, Szeged U), none in the Western Hemisphere. Paper toning, Very Good Condition (holo2-161-11-'e).

Price: $250.00