Dreyfus Family #general
Henry Wellisch <Henry_Wellisch@...>
In the Canadian Jewish News there appeared recently a letter by a lady who
visited the grave of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in the Montparnass cemetery in
Paris. She writes as follows:
“As I read the inscription, I couldn’t help but notice an added
A La Memoire de Madelaine Levy, Deportee par les Allemands, Disparue a
Auschwitz A L’age de 25 ans. I was immediately touched by the ironies of
life. Alfred Dreyfus who suffered such indignities >from anti-Semitism in
the late 1800s lost a loved one in Auschwitz years later. I wondered who
she was, a granddaughter perhaps?”
Does anyone of our French experts have the answer to this one?
U. N. Known <unknown@...>
Henry Wellisch writes:
A La Memoire de Madelaine Levy, Deportee par les Allemands, Disparue aof
life. Alfred Dreyfus ...Dreyfus's descendants include many public spirited Frenchmen and women.
Both his sons, Pierre and Jean, were decorated for their military
service in World War I, and his nephew, Emile, died in battle in World
War I and received the Legion of Honor, according to Professor Michael
Burns of Mount Holyoke College, author of "Dreyfus: A Family Affair"
(1992). Two granddaughters, Madeleine Levy, a social worker, and Simone
Perl, worked with the French Resistance during World War II. Levy was
arrested by the Gestapo and died in Auschwitz in 1944.
manuela wyler <mwyler@...>
My grand mother was a niece of Alfred Dreyfus, her name was Adhle Dreyfus.
Madeleine Levy who was >from the same generation could have been >from his
wife's family or a daughter of one of his sisters, I can check out with
Mulhouse's congregation and on website dedicated to Alsacian Jews. I'll let