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Calif. estate sale offered Oscar statuette

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- A best supporting actor Oscar statuette once presented to Joseph Schildkraut was among the items up for sale this weekend at an estate sale in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times said that the sale's unusual item, priced at $150,000, dated back to 1937 whe

Israeli president embroiled in rape charge

JERUSALEM, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Israeli attorney general announced Tuesday that he has decided to proceed with rape charges against President Moshe Katsav.

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UPI almanac for Friday, Dec. 22, 2006.
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Chirac apologizes for Dreyfus prosecution

PARIS, July 12 (UPI) -- French President Jacques Chirac paid homage Wednesday to a Jewish French Army officer falsely accused of spying for the Germans in 1894.

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Today is Thursday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2005 with nine to follow.
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Jeopardy streak hits $697,760

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- Software engineer Ken Jennings piled up his 21st "Jeopardy" victory Wednesday, adding $35,000 to bring his total winnings to $697,760.
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Alfred Dreyfus
A statue honoring French army captain Alfred Dreyfus rests at the entrance of the Jewish Art and History Museum in Paris on June 25, 2008. The museum opened a new exhibition featuring precious art pieces that were stolen from Jewish homes during the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Alfred Dreyfus (French pronunciation: ; 9 October 1859 – 12 July 1935) was a French artillery officer of Jewish background whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French and European history. Known today as the Dreyfus Affair, years later Dreyfus was completely exonerated.

Born in Mulhouse (Mülhausen) in Alsace, Dreyfus was the youngest of seven children born to Raphael and Jeannette Dreyfus, a prosperous, self-made, Jewish textile manufacturer who had started as a peddler. The family moved to Paris from Alsace after the Franco-Prussian War, when in 1871 Alsace-Lorraine was annexed by the German Empire. The Dreyfus family had long been established in the area that traditionally had been German-speaking, and Raphael spoke Yiddish and conducted business affairs in the German language. The first language of most of Alfred's elder brothers and sisters was German or one of the Alsatian dialects. Alfred and his brother were the only children to receive a fully French education.

In 1880, Dreyfus graduated as a sub-lieutenant from the elite École polytechnique military school in Paris, where he received military training and an education in the sciences. His entry into the military was influenced by his experience of seeing Prussian troops enter his hometown in 1871 when he was eleven years old. From 1880 to 1882, he attended the artillery school at Fontainebleau to receive more specialized training as an artillery officer. On graduation he was attached to the first division of the 32nd Cavalry Regiment and promoted to lieutenant in 1885. In 1889, he was made adjutant to the director of the Établissement de Bourges, a government arsenal, and promoted to captain.

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