In the 1890s and 1900s France was torn apart by the Dreyfus Affair, a political scandal in which a Jewish officer, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, was wrongly accused of treason. During the trial the French army fabricated evidence in order to prosecute him. The affair divided French society into those who supported the army and those, like Émile Zola in his famous article J'accuse! who condemned its actions. Proust, like Swann and the narrator in the Search, was a 'Dreyfusard', a supporter of Dreyfus. The Affair, and its influence on French society, is addressed in later volumes of In Search of Lost Time.