This Day in Jewish History 1892: A Jew and an anti-Semite Duel in Paris

The death of Captain Armand Mayer at the hands of the Marquis Amédée de Morès horrified France, at least for a while.

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On June 23, 1892, a duel took place in Paris that pitted a young Jewish army officer against one of the more notorious anti-Semites of the day. At the end of the duel – fought with sabers, not pistols – the...