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Name of Object:

Émile Zola. J'accuse! … 11-13 January 1898


Paris, France

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National Library of France

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Émile Zola (1840–1902)

Inventory Number:

NAF 19951


In 1894, the French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was accused of espionage, found guilty, fired and deported. His family, who were fighting to have him pardoned, won over the famous naturalist writer, Émile Zola. In just a few days, Zola wrote an indictment ("J'accuse"), addressed to the President of the French Republic, which was published in l'Aurore.

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"Émile Zola. J'accuse! … 11-13 January 1898" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2022. https://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;fr;127;en

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 127

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