Dreyfus Alfred

Drey·fus

 (drī′fəs, drā-), Alfred 1859-1935.
French army officer of Jewish descent who was convicted of treason (1894), sentenced to life imprisonment, and ultimately acquitted when the evidence against him was shown to have been forged by anti-Semites.
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