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Paris has a monument to Emile Zola in the 15th arrondissement, which honours his support for Alfred Dreyfus, a military office of Jewish descent who was wrongly imprisoned on a charge of treason. Zola’s letter to a newspaper in support of Dreyfus was considered libellous and he had to seek exile in England for several months to avoid imprisonment.

Dreyfus was imprisoned several times, but was finally cleared of all charges in 1906. The monument which explains Zola’s part in the Dreyfus Affair is in the Place Alfred Dreyfus which is at 123 Avenue Emile Zola.

Emile Zola Monument Paris

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