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Anti-Dreyfus satiric book with 132 caricatures

Publication | Accession Number: 2016.184.317

Dreyfus-Bilderbuch, an anti-Dreyfus picture book with 132 caricatures of Dreyfus, Zola, and others involved in the scandal. The Dreyfus Affair was a national scandal revolving around antisemitism that inflamed late 19th century France. Captain Alfred Dreyfus was found guilty of treason in 1894 for selling military secrets. Antisemitic publications used Dreyfus as a symbol of the disloyalty of all French Jews. Zola wrote a letter to protest the verdict, "J'Accuse," in which he accused the Army of covering up its unjust conviction of Dreyfus. Zola was charged with libel and the Dreyfus Affair grew into a national political crisis. An Army officer was found to have forged the document proving Dreyfus's guilt. But in a second trial, the Army again convicted Dreyfus. The verdict was met with international outrage. Dreyfus was offered a pardon by the president to end the crisis. The book is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Title
Dreyfus-Bilderbuch : Karikaturen aller Volker die Dreyfus-Affaire; mit 132 Karikaturen, 2. Auflage
Alternate Title
Karikaturen aller Völker über die Dreyfus-Affaire
Date
1899  (publication)
Geography
publication : Berlin (Germany)
Language
German
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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