Dreyfus is condemned at retrial but then pardoned by presidential decree (59 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

In France, the Dreyfus Affair is finally resolved, though not without more complications. The Jewish army officer who was convicted of treason in 1894 is retried at a Rennes court martial, and Alfred Dreyfus is again condemned although 'with extenuating circumstances'. However, on 19th September he is pardoned by a presidential decree, and the following day he is finally released.

Citation:
Editors. "Dreyfus is condemned at retrial but then pardoned by presidential decree". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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