How Sherlock Holmes’ Creator Saved the ‘Scottish Dreyfus’

The greatest detective story writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, exposed the false conviction against a German-Jewish immigrant in 1927, thus saving Oscar Slater from life in a Scottish prison

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Oscar Slater had all the characteristics needed to become a “suspect” of a heinous crime. He was Jewish, German, an immigrant and a gambler. His police file included complaints about assault under aggravated...