MEMORY A few hundred people, united in a collective called “Mulhouse accuse”, demonstrated Thursday in the Haut-Rhin city, birthplace of the captain Alfred Dreyfus, to oppose the “falsification of history proposed by Eric Zemmour”

Dreyfus Affair: a collective accuses Zemmour of “”falsification of history”

Eric Zemmour. — Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS/AFP

This demonstration of the collective, organized at the anniversary date of the publication in 1898 of the famous letter from Emile Zola to the President of the Republic, « J'accuse…!», was aimed at challenge the comments made to; fall 2020 on CNews by the one who has the time was not yet a far-right candidate for the presidential election.

& laquo; It's trouble, this story », had declared; Eric Zemmour on the Dreyfus Affair. & laquo; We'll never know, it's not obvious », he also said. concerning the innocence of Captain Dreyfus, condemned; in 1894 for spying for Germany, before being rehabilitated; in 1906.

“ No, Monsieur Zemmour, since 1897 there has been no doubt, absolutely none, as to the innocence of Captain Dreyfus », hammered home the Mulhouse actor Christophe Oster, reading a text on behalf of the collective, in front of the house where Alfred Dreyfus was born.

& laquo; We can't say anything, we can't cross the red line, and Eric Zemmour crosses this line, » & agrave; AFP Bernard Eichholtzer, spokesperson for the collective, and director of elementary school at; retirement.

“ These are words that are not acceptable to the public. screw the values ​​of the Republic. When Eric Zemmour calls into question the judicial institution, the work of historians, academics, he conveys nauseating ideas that are not acceptable, it is living together that is threatened. », he added.

The approach of the collective, which aims to be apolitical, has received the support of nearly 500 citizens and associations, mainly in Alsace, but also within the community. university, and thinks about a way of prolonging this mobilization to react to the public expression of distortions of History.