Zola and the Dreyfus affair

In 1898 the novelist Emile Zola took up the cause of the imprisoned Jewish army officer - Alfred Dreyfus.

He began by publishing an open letter to the French President under the title J'accuse.

Photo of Dreyfus at his court-martial. Getty Images/Hulton Archive.

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Thu 12 Jan 2012 02:50 GMT

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