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Book of cartoons by Caran d'Ache

Publication | Accession Number: 2016.184.705

Book of panel cartoons by Caran d'Ache (1859-1909), the pen name of Emanuel Poire. Born in Russia, he became an illustrator and cartoonist in Paris. He achieved renown with his antisemitic, anti-Dreyfus "Lundi' [Monday] cartoons in the newspaper Le Figaro. From 1898-1899, during the height of the Dreyfus affair, he published an anti-semitic, anti-Dreyfus satirical journal "Psst..." , which also featured the work of Jean Louis Forain (1852-1931). Dreyfus was a French Army officer falsely accused and convicted of treason for selling military secrets in 1894. Antisemitic politicians and publications used Dreyfus as a symbol of the disloyalty and treachery of all French Jews. Zola wrote a public letter to protest the verdict, "J'Accuse," in which he accused the Army of a cover up. Zola was charged with libel and the Dreyfus Affair grew into a national political crisis. An Army intelligence officer had forged the document proving Dreyfus's guilt. In a second trial, despite the traitor's confession, the Army again convicted Dreyfus. The verdict was met with outrage around the world. Dreyfus was pardoned 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
Les Lundis de Caran d'Ache: Album pour les enfants de 40 ans et au-dessus !
Date
1898  (publication)
Geography
publication : Paris (France)
Language
French
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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