International exhibition "Dreyfus case"

During the conference, it is planned to organize an international exhibition devoted to the “Dreyfus case”.

Captain Alfred Dreyfus was an officer of the French army of Jewish origin, who was wrongly accused of espionage and treason in 1894, in a context marked by anti-Semitism.

The Dreyfus case has become a symbol of injustice and discrimination, emphasising the importance of justice and the protection of individual rights.

The Dreyfus case, which took place at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries in France, remains relevant to this day due to its impact on fundamental issues such as justice, human rights and combatting discrimination. Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was falsely accused of treason and wrongly convicted in an atmosphere marked by anti-Semitism.

The contemporary meaning of the Dreyfus case is that it represented a turning point in public awareness of discrimination and the importance of an impartial judicial system. The trial and subsequent disclosure of Dreyfus’ innocence emphasised the need to protect the rights of the individual, regardless of religion or ethnicity.

Today, the Dreyfus case is often used as a symbol to remind us of the importance of justice, tolerance and the fight against prejudice. He also highlights the serious consequences of judicial mistake and discrimination, stressing the need to protect human rights and prevent persecution on the basis of race, religion or other personal characteristics.

The exhibits are from the private collection of Salvador Martinez Cañavate from Spain.