Theodor Herzl on the Dreyfus Affair

“The Dreyfus case embodies more than just a judicial error; it embodies the desire of a vast majority of the French to condemn a Jew and to condemn all Jews in this one Jew… In republican, modern, civilized France, a hundred years after the Declaration of the Rights of Man, the French people, or rather the greater part of the French people, does not want to extend the rights of man to Jews. The edict of the great revolution has been revoked.”

Alex Bein, Theodor Herzl, A Biography (translated from German by Maurice Samuel), Philadelphia, 1940, pp. 115-116.

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