A gentle soul,
loyal patriot,
victim of Jew-hating
military men
in Catholic France.

Chained to a bed
on Devil’s Island,
wrote love letters
to wife and kids
for almost 5 years.

Emile Zola’s “J’ accuse”
saved his life,
only for his granddaughter—
resistance fighter
in combat division
to die in Auschwitz.
Esterhazy, the real traitor.

Dreyfus pardoned
by President Loubel.

His statue stands
on Boulevard Raspail,
holding his broken sword.

Allon, enfants de la patrie
le jour de gloire est arrive.