Death of Kurt Waldheim

December 21, 1918 - June 14, 2007
Vienna, Austria | Age 88

Former U.N. chief and ex-Austrian president dead at 88
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Former U.N. chief Kurt Waldheim, who was barred from the United States for two decades after revelations he belonged to a German army unit that committed World War II atrocities, died Thursday. He was 88.

Although it was never proved that Waldheim personally committed war crimes, he left public life beneath a cloud of disgrace and died with his name still on a watch list prohibiting foreigners considered undesirables from visiting the U.S.

State broadcaster ORF said he died...

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