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Rehabilitation at last

"It was the end of my torment which had lasted for twelve years, the end of my anguish over the future of my children". With these words Dreyfus recalls the afternoon of July 21, 1906, when his family gathered in the small courtyard of the École Militaire for his rehabilitation ceremony.
 
Reinstated in the army and promoted to major, he received the cross of the Legion of Honour, the highest decoration for service to the nation.
 
This long-awaited moment has demanded its own, separate display in the exhibition space, with postcards and photos showing snapshots of a smiling Alfred Dreyfus.

Alfred Dreyfus and Commandant Targe at the Rehabilitation Ceremony
Alfred Dreyfus and Commandant Targe at the Rehabilitation Ceremony
21 July 1906
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