Dreyfus affair
The Dreyfus affair (French: l'affaire Dreyfus, [la.fɛʁ dʁɛ.fys]) was a political scandal that divided France from its beginning in 1894 until it was finally resolved in 1906. The affair is often s...
La Libre Parole
La Libre Parole or La Libre Parole illustrée (French; The Free Word) was a French antisemitic political newspaper (Paris, 1892 - June 1924) founded in 1892 by the journalist and polemicist Édouard Dru...
Le Matin (France)
Le Matin was a French daily newspaper first published in 1884 and discontinued in 1944.
Le Matin was launched on the initiative of Chamberlain & Co., a group of American financiers and the Ame...
Others look into the Dreyfus Affair
After Major Georges Picquart's exile to Tunisia others took up the cause of the Alfred Dreyfus.
Major Henry, though under the nominal direction of Gonse, had become the real head of the Intelligen...
Picquart's Investigations of the Dreyfus Affair
While Alfred Dreyfus was serving his sentence on Devil's Island, back in France a number of people began to question his guilt. The most notable of these was Major Georges Picquart.
Not long afte...
Fort Mont-Valérien
Fort Mont-Valérien (Fort du mont Valérien or simply Mont-Valérien) is a fortress in Suresnes, a western Paris suburb, built in 1841 as part of the city's ring of modern fortifications. It overlooks th...
Hubert-Joseph Henry
Hubert-Joseph Henry (2 June 1846 in Pogny, Marne – 31 August 1898 at Fort Mont-Valérien) was a French Lieutenant-Colonel in 1897 involved in the Dreyfus affair. Arrested for having forged evidence aga...
Investigation and the arrest of Alfred Dreyfus
The Dreyfus Affair began when a bordereau (detailed memorandum) offering to procure French military secrets was recovered by French agents from the waste paper basket of Maximilian Von Schwartzkoppen,...
J'accuse
"J'accuse ...!" ([ʒaˈkyz], "I accuse...!") was an open letter published on 13 January 1898 in the newspaper L'Aurore by the influential writer Émile Zola.In the letter, Zola addressed President of Fr...
Caroline Rémy de Guebhard
Caroline Rémy de Guebhard (April 27, 1855, Paris – April 24, 1929, Pierrefonds) was a French anarchist, journalist, and feminist best known under the pen name Séverine.Around 1880, Caroline Rémy...
Auguste Mercier
Auguste Mercier (born in Arras on 8 December 1833, died in Paris on 3 March 1921) was a French general and Minister of War at the time of the Dreyfus Affair.
Auguste Mercier entered the École Pol...
Devil's Island
52°34′59″W / 5.293611°N 52.583056°W / 5.293611; -52.583056The penal colony of Cayenne (French: Bagne de Cayenne), commonly known as Devil's Island, was a notorious prison of t...
Charles-Arthur Gonse
Major General Charles-Arthur Gonse (19 September 1838, Paris – 18 December 1917, Cormeilles-en-Parisis), was Deputy Chief of Staff under the authority of General Raoul Le Mouton de Boisdeffre during t...
Mathieu Dreyfus
Mathieu Dreyfus (1857-1930) was an Alsatian Jewish industrialist and the older brother of Alfred Dreyfus, a French military officer falsely convicted of treason in what became known as the Dreyfus Aff...
Prisoner of Honor
Prisoner of Honour is a 1991 British dramatic television film made by Warner Bros. Television and distributed by HBO about the Dreyfus Affair. It was directed by Ken Russell and starring Richard Dreyf...
Raoul Le Mouton de Boisdeffre
Raoul François Charles Le Mouton de Boisdeffre, or more commonly Raoul de Boisdeffre (6 February 1839, Alençon – 24 August 1919, Paris) was a French army general.
The public scandal of the Dreyfus Affair
The debate over falsely accused Alfred Dreyfus grew into a public scandal of unprecedented scale, and caused most of the French nation to become divided between Dreyfusards and anti-Dreyfusards.
A...
The Life of Emile Zola
The Life of Emile Zola is a 1937 American biographical film about French author Émile Zola, played by Paul Muni and directed by William Dieterle. It has the distinction of being the second biographi...
Émile Zurlinden
Émile Zurlinden (1837 in Colmar, Haut-Rhin – 1929) was French Minister of War between 5 September 1898 and 17 September 1898. He succeeded Godefroy Cavaignac. A general, he was previously govern...
Fernand Labori
Fernand-Gustave-Gaston Labori (April 18, 1860 – March 14, 1917) was a French attorney. He was born in Rheims. In his professional life, he defended the accused in some of the most prominent po...
Resolution of the Dreyfus Affair

On the same day as this arrest the examining magistrate Bertulus, disregarding the threats and entreaties directed at him, on his own initiative (as an official note put it) sent Major Esterhazy ...
Trial and conviction of Alfred Dreyfus
The trial and conviction of Alfred Dreyfus was the event that instigated the Dreyfus Affair, a political scandal which divided France during the 1890s and early 1900s. It involved the wrongful convict...
I Accuse!
I Accuse! is a British-American 1958 CinemaScope biographical drama film directed by and starring José Ferrer. The film is based on the true story of the Dreyfus Case, in which a Jewish captain in th...
L'Aurore
L’Aurore (French for “The Dawn”) was a literary, liberal, and socialist newspaper published in Paris, France, from 1897 to 1916. Its most famous headline was Émile Zola’s “J'Accuse”, leading into his ...
Films set on Devil's Island
The French penal colony on Devil's Island was in operation from 1852-1946. Large numbers of mostly Hollywood films sere either set on the island or featured characters both real (Alfred Dreyfus and É...