Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Émile Zola's J'accuse

January 13, 1898 – Émile Zola's J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair. More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2015/01/emile-zolas-jaccuse.html

J'accuse ...!", "I accuse...!") was an open letter published on 13 January 1898 in the newspaper L'Aurore by the influential writer Émile Zola.

In the letter, Zola addressed President of France Félix Faure and accused the government of anti-Semitism and the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus, a French Army General Staff officer who was sentenced to lifelong penal servitude for espionage.

Front page cover of the newspaper L’Aurore of Thursday 13 January 1898, with the letter J’accuse...!, written by Émile Zola about the Dreyfus affair. The headline reads "I accuse! Letter to the President of the Republic".

This work is in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.

Émile Zola's J'accuse


suruha said...

I would like to say that, fortunately, these things don't happen in this day and age. But, they do. I hadn't ever heard of this before now! Thank you! I learned something!
Thank you for the image!


sookietex said...

Thanks Su! :)

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