TRAITOR! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied: The Dreyfus Affair


October 8, 2013 – Feb 9, 2014


The 1894 court martial of French army Captain Alfred Dreyfus was the world’s first “trial of the century” – a media spectacle fueled by government misinformation and blatant anti-Semitism, all orchestrated in the name of national security. The case had a global impact, nearly destroying France’s reputation among civilized nations, sowing the seeds of future wars and even indirectly inspiring the birth of the modern Zionist movement.

Created by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage with the collaboration of the Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair, this world-premiere exhibition recaptures the atmosphere of Paris of the 1890s through original materials, photographs, music and films of the era, revealing the full scope of the conspiracy against Dreyfus, the motivations of the principal characters and the lengths they would go to convict an innocent man.

Signature Sponsors: Case Western Reserve UniversityInternational Spy MuseumJewish Federation of ClevelandPorter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP; Audrey & Albert Ratner

Benefactor Sponsors: BakerHostetlerCohen & Company; Robert & Ita KleinAlan & Karen Krause Thompson Hine LLPUlmer & Berne LLP; Donna Yanowitz; Zack Bruell Events

Patron Sponsors: AnonymousMarilyn B. Cagin; Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. – Injury Lawyers; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gries; Stewart & Donna Kohl; David B. Malik, Esq; Dick and Pat Pogue; Barbara S. Robinson; Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Shore; Weston Hurd

Donors: Minda & Jack Jaffe; Hersch (z”l) & Maxine Koblenz; Geri Presti & John Sedor; The Reminger Foundation; Enid & David Rosenberg; The Honorable Joan & Roger Synenberg; Margaret W. Wong; Norma & Larry Zukerman
(z”l) “in blessed memory”

TRAITOR! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund the Maltz Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.