"When will I be able to kiss you? I kiss you a thousand times as I love you, as I adore you, my dear Lucie."
The full letter was selected by the New York Times as one of the 50
greatest love letters of all times, and it is now unveiled in Israel
for the first time alongside other letters Alfred Dreyfus
sent his wife.
These kisses and
expressions of love came out from a prison in France in the late 19th
century. The writer, Alfred Dreyfus, was the first Jewish officer in the
French Army, whose trial became a symbol of the anti-Semitic
persecution of Europe's Jews at the time. The letters were sent to his
wife, Lucie, who never stopped hoping for his release from prison.