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.

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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