Thursday 23 January 2020, 1.00PM to 3.00pm
In 1894 Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer serving on the General Staff of the French Army, was wrongfully convicted of spying for Germany, and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island. During the next twelve years, the bitter struggle between those seeking to prove his innocence, or confirm his guilt, left French society deeply divided at all levels, and also generated major international developments. This course will analyse each stage of this tragic miscarriage of justice, and assess its enduring repercussions.
Tutor: David Beeston BEd CertEd DMS PhD