Dreyfus: A family affair
March 26, 2014 11:42
Beit Hatfutsot’s study of Alfred Dreyfus provides Jews today with food for thought.
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.