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 January 5 - This Day In History | Shapell
Day In History

Discover the global events and personal stories of January 5

January 5, 1895

The Alfred Dreyfus Degradation Ceremony – Paris, France

The Dreyfus Affair was "one of the great commotions of history. " It began in 1894 against a backdrop of espionage and antisemitism, when Jewish French Army captain, Alfred Dreyfus, was wrongly convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment.



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