Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Europe) for Friday, April 21, 2017:
Published in L’Aurore on January 13, 1898, it caused its author to be convicted of libel
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Meghan Phillips, a library and archives assistant from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
||David Rigsby, a Social Security Administration attorney from Alexandria, Virginia
||Nilanka Seneviratne, an international development nonprofit professional from Washington, D.C. (1-day total: $7,601)
What is “J’Accuse…!”?
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The Émile Zola letter “J’Accuse…!”, published in the French paper L’Aurore in January 1898, was an open letter to French president Félix Faure, and accused the French govenment of anti-Semitism in the jailing of French army officer Alfred Dreyfus. The intent was for Zola to get himself charged with libel against the government, in order to force the evidence surrounding Dreyfus’ conviction to be made public. While Zola was found guilty of libel, he fled to England, and Dreyfus was eventually exonerated.
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