The Heretics' Hour: The Dreyfus Affair - Guilty!

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-01-18 13:53
 
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Jan. 19, 2015

Margaret Huffstickler brings us a detailed examination of the Dreyfus Affair in turn-of-the-century France, including new information coming forth suggesting that Jewish Army Officer Alfred Dreyfus was indeed guilty as charged.

  • The evidence against Dreyfus was very strong, yet a certain element in society insisted on his innocence;
  • The head rabbi of France tells the Paris Police Chief that if Dreyfus is prosecuted it will create a war that will split France in two;
  • 35 million francs pour into France for Dreyfus' defense, mainly from England and Germany, and many new newspapers spring up for the same purpose;
  • After Dreyfus goes to prison, a long campaign begins to appeal the verdict, which is not above carrying out bribery, perjury, forgery and even murder;
  • Even after Dreyfus is pardoned, his supporters continue on to get him declared legally innocent of all charges;
  • The whole affair was characterized as antisemitism, pure and simple, and even today that is universally presented as the one and only lesson of the Dreyfus Affair;
  • From it the League of the Rights of Man was launched in France, the counterpart of the ADL in the U.S.

Image: Illustration from the period depicting Alfred Dreyfus as a snake or Hydra. He was the only Jewish member of the French
Army General Staff.

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On Roman Polanski's upcoming film on The Dreyfus Affair

You see how they are still hammering it home. That's because it's very important to them ... to keep them from being "found out."

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