Dates: October 30 - December 11, 2023

Meets: Mondays, October 30 - December 11, 2023, 1-3 p.m.

Location: The Village at Rockville

Cost: $0.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Please note: this course requires membership in Annual Membership or Annual Membership or Annual Membership or The Village at Rockville Membership or Semi-Annual Membership or Semi-Annual Membership

This course examines the Dreyfus Affair as a seminal moment in French and European history when modernity, nationalism, and anti-Semitism hinted at the horrors of the coming 20th century. We will begin by considering the historical and political context in which France found itself during the post-1871 era. Against this background, we analyze the wrongful conviction of officer Alfred Dreyfus of espionage on behalf of Germany in 1894 and how his Jewish identity came to be the central element of the Affair. We will assess the implications of the collusion of important members of the military and political hierarchy in the wrongful conviction. The course will not only draw on recent scholarship on European history and anti-Semitism, but will consider art, literature, and news records from the specific periods.

Fee: $0.00

The Village at Rockville

9701 Veirs Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Naomi Daremblum

Naomi Daremblum is a political scientist whose work focuses on democracies in crisis in Europe and Latin America. She has had teaching appointments at New York Univesity and The New School. She has taught and written on a wide range of subjects, from the rise of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela to the literature of Isabel Allende. Her pieces have been published in magazines such as The New Republic and Letras Libres, the premier literary journal for Latin America, founded by Octavio Paz.

Date Day Time Location
10/30/2023Monday1 PM to 3 PM The Village at Rockville
11/06/2023Monday1 PM to 3 PM The Village at Rockville
11/13/2023Monday1 PM to 3 PM The Village at Rockville
11/27/2023Monday1 PM to 3 PM The Village at Rockville
12/04/2023Monday1 PM to 3 PM The Village at Rockville
12/11/2023Monday1 PM to 3 PM The Village at Rockville


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