Sequels Running Out of Answers: Waldheim faces more charges

Waldheim faces more charges

Evidence unearthed by the World Jewish Congress last month raised widespread suspicion that former United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim had concealed a Nazi past. The Austrian diplomat, who headed the U.N. from 1972 to '82, proved an elusive target. While retreating from earlier claims that he had left active duty in the German army in 1942 after sustaining a leg wound on the eastern front, Waldheim made his participation sound cursory. He admitted that he served from 1942 to '45 in the Balkans on the staff of General Alexander Lohr, who was hanged in 1947 for war crimes, but denied knowing...

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