Guérin, Jules

JOURNALIST, ANTI-SEMITIC ACTIVIST (FRANCE)
BORN 14 Sep 1860, Madrid - DIED 12 Feb 1910, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 09)

Jules Gúerin was born in Madrid as the son of an engineer who worked on the first gas plant in Spain. He grew up in Paris and he developed political sympathies in line with the former communards. He was arrested during the funeral of Jules Ferry in 1893. During the Dreyfus-affair in 1898 he became the president of the Anti-Semitic League of France that had been founded in 1896. Also in 1898 he started his publication "L'Antijuif".

He called for violence against the Jews and the state suspected him of supporting a coup d'État that was planned by Paul Déroulède. When his arrest was called for on 14 August 1900 he withdrew with ten armed men in a building on the on the Rue de Chabrol. After a siege of 38 days he surrendered and he was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment. The next year his sentence was changed in banishment. He died shortly after his return to France in 1910.

Related persons
• was opponent of Dreyfus, Alfred

Images

The grave of Jules Guérin at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
Jules Guérin - Wikipedia


Guerzoni, Stéphanie

Published: 13 Oct 2019
Last update: 13 Oct 2019