Zola Flees France

Emile Zola and J'AccuseOn this date in 1898, French novelist Emile Zola fled France following his libel trial over his letter, J’Accuse . . .! In the letter, which was published on the front page of Paris’s L’Aurore, Zola accused the French Army of antisemitism and obstruction of justice in its handling of the Dreyfus affair.

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