DREY­FUS’S TRIAL

The Jewish Chronicle - - ARTS&BOOKS -

INTO THE stormy wa­ters of Manch­ester Univer­sity, where Martin Amis has been fend­ing off fel­low prof Terry Ea­gle­ton’s vi­o­lent ver­bals, steps French scholar Jean-Marc Drey­fus, one of whose self-pro­claimed tasks here will be to look into “the un­writ­ten story of Nazi gold that was held till 1996 by the Bank of Eng­land”. Drey­fus, a dis­tant rel­a­tive of Cap­tain Al­fred Drey­fus of the no­to­ri­ous 19th-cen­tury Drey­fus Af­fair, has just pub­lished in France the story of Jean Samuel, the Auschwitz pris­oner whom Primo Levi nick­named Pikolo.

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