The 10 criminal cases that marked the France. Figaro Special Edition
- On the occasion of the release of the film The Goldman Trial of Cédric Kahn, we invite you to rediscover this article from our special issue "The 10 Criminal Cases that marked the France", available onFigaro store.
Martyr unjustly accused, loved by his family despite the illusions lost and the weight of the years? Or leftist robber saved from the wrath of justice by the mobilization of the intelligentsia? Among the vast people of the assizes, Pierre Goldman remains one of the most controversial figures nearly forty years after his assassination on September 20, 1979. His supporters and detractors will agree on at least one point: this son of resistance fighters was an extraordinary character. A man with an astonishing judicial career: sentenced to life for a double murder, then acquitted for the same crime after cassation, and finally eliminated by killers never found, claiming to belong to a very mysterious group Honor of the police.
The legacy of heroic struggle
Extraordinary Pierre Goldman, born in Lyon on June 22, 1944, certainly was. Flaming and hardliner of Marxism-Leninism, loner attracting eternal friendships, talented writer and robber. "You don't heal from your childhood," he said of him.
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