Edmonton Sun | 05Oct2010 | Orest Slepokura

Dreyfus, father and son

Jews won more Iron Crosses in the kaiser’s army than did the greater German Christian population,” writes Michael Coren. No less impressive was the case of Alfred Dreyfus, who fought on the French side. Dreyfus had endured years of anti-Semitic persecution-by-prosecution as an alleged German spy, even serving jail time in France’s notorious prison colony on Devil’s Island in the prewar period, before being fully exonerated. Nonetheless, he served France with bravery and distinction throughout the First World War, receiving honours and promotions. His son, Pierre, who also served in the French Army throughout the entire war, received the prestigious Croix de Guerre.

Orest Slepokura

(Heck of a family.)