This Day in Jewish History, 1979 A Bank Robber and Darling of France’s Left Elite Is Murdered

Fighting for the Venezuelan revolution led to crime, prison – and a memoir that captivated the French elite, even after which Pierre Goldman may have erred.

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On September 20, 1979, Pierre Goldman, a 35-year-old political-outlaw hero of France’s left-wing elite, was shot to death in Paris. Goldman’s political pedigree — he was the son of a much-admired member of the...