Defending Dreyfus: The First Modern Fight Against Antisemitism

Inaugural Lorraine Beitler Research Fellow Lecture

Lauren Lockshin, Lander College for Women, Touro University

November 30, 2022 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm @ Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library and via Zoom [Hybrid event]
Front page of La Libre Parole, 14 November 1894

Registration information forthcoming.

When a French Jewish army officer was wrongly accused of treason in 1894, few people considered the possibility that he had been a victim of antisemitism.  It fell to a very small group of unlikely allies to label and combat that antisemitism, often at their own expense and over the objections of others.  Their work paved the way for the first modern fight against one of humanity's longest hatreds and changed the way we talk about it, even a century later.

Note: this event will take place in-person, and it will also be live-streamed via Zoom. Please register separately for in-person attendance or for Zoom attendance (Zoom link will be supplied to registrants 24 hours before event.)

Image: "Judas défendu par ses frères," La Libre Parole, 14 November 1894, Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair