The Museum of the Jewish People, Beit Hatfutsot, has a new exhibition on the figure of Alfred Dreyfus. TLV1 correspondent Paul Sanchez brings us the details.
When a Jewish captain of the French army was falsely convicted of espionage in the late 19th century, the conspiracy to cover up his innocence became known as the Dreyfus Affair. This episode is considered a landmark in the history of anti-Semitism.
At the exhibition we met the great granddaughters of two of the Affair’s main characters — the convicted Alfred Dreyfus and the novelist Emile Zola, who wrote an open letter to the president of France denouncing the conspiracy.