Dreyfus: A family affair

Beit Hatfutsot’s study of Alfred Dreyfus provides Jews today with food for thought.

March 26, 2014 11:42
Lucie and Alfred enjoy the fresh air in 1934.

Lucie and Alfred enjoy the fresh air in 1934.. (photo credit: DREYFUS FAMILY COLLECTION)

The new Dreyfus exhibition, which opened at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv on March 11, is highly enlightening.

First and foremost, “Dreyfus – The Story of a French-Jewish Family” tells the story of Dreyfus the man. We all know about the infamous episode in French history. It became a dark landmark event when anti-Semitism – which was rife in France in the late 19th century, particularly in the upper echelons of society – reared its ugly head in the basest of manners.


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