World History Minute: Zola defends Dreyfus (Jan. 13, 1898)

World History Minute: Zola defends Dreyfus (Jan. 13, 1898)
World History Minute: Zola defends Dreyfus (Jan. 13, 1898)

World History Minute: Zola defends Dreyfus (Jan. 13, 1898)

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In 1894 French army captain Alfred Dreyfus was wrongly convicted of treason for passing secret documents to Germany. Historian John Schmidt explains how on this day in 1898, French novelist Emile Zola’s efforts helped right history and expose the truth. (Photo: Associated Press)