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"The Dreyfuss-affair" Devils Island Favorite Tip by globetrott

Devils Island General: 10 reviews and 10 photos

  Devil Island - prison of Papillon and Dreyfuss
by globetrott

Favorite thing: Captain Dreyfuss was another well-known prisoner. He was found guilty in 1894 in a first trial because his enemies could show false testemonies and witnesses.

In 1898 Emile Zola and many others started to protest against the judgement and Dreyfuss could leave the prison-island again.

In 1936 the french governement decided to give up the prison on the island, but
because of the World war this was postponed until 1948

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 15, 2003
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