Persecution Through Prosecution: Alfred Dreyfus, Leo Frank and The Infernal Machine
Paris, France -- July 5 - 7 , 2011
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
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Explore the various facets of these two historic cases with a special focus on the legal, political, religious, and social issues of the Dreyfus case – along with a close examination of the legacy of the Dreyfus Affair.
See how hatred born by anti-Semitism can undermine the law turning it into an instrument of persecution - mocking due process and justice – threatening the political balance of an entire country.
Look at Emile Zola’s “J’Accuse” denouncing the wrongful conviction of Alfred Dreyfus and how a powerful press can shape world opinion responsibly or fan the flames of hatred and prejudice.
Examine the role of Theodore Herzl and how the Dreyfus Affair helped to shape his views on the need for a Jewish nation.
CONFERENCE SESSIONS AND SITES INCLUDE VISITS TO:
Ecole Militaire – site of Dreyfus’ Public Degradation in 1895 and the 105th Anniversary of his Reinstatement in 1906.
Palais de Justice on the Ile de Cite – site of several Dreyfus related trials and appeals.
Museum of Art and History of Judaism – in the historic Marais District and a major center for the Paris Jewish community.
The Luxembourg Palace (French Senate) – in the 6th arrondissement - surrounded by the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens.
Conference Co-Sponsored by:
American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Conseil Representatif des Institutions Juives de France (CRIF)
The Conference is proud to have received the High Patronage of France's President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Special Underwriting Sponsors:
Fuchsberg Family Foundation
Lawrence Newman/F. Jackson Fund
Joan and Sol Wachtler
Ira and Barbara Salzman
Fred and Judith A. Wilpon
Stanley and Marion Bergman Family Charitable Fund
The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Fund
The Herman Goldman Foundation
Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation
Howard A. Glickstein, Dean Emeritus, Touro Law Center
The Honorable Sol Wachtler, Former Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Conference Organizing Committee:
Professor Rodger Citron
Professor Vincent Duclert
Dean Lawrence Raful
Assistant Dean Linda Howard Weissman
The Conference Co-Chairs wish to thank Dean Weissman and Professor Citron for their diligence in developing the program and organizing the conference.
Special Thanks To:
Professor Ruth Harris
Anne Hélène Hoog
The Luxembourg Palace (French Senate)
Museum of Art and History of Judaism
Palais de Justice on the Ile de Cite
Dr. Richard Prasquer
Dean Lawrence Raful
Ambassador Francois Zimeray