Kurt Waldheim, Dead at 88

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Kurt Waldheim, whose legacy as U.N. secretary-general was overshadowed by revelations that he belonged to a German army unit that committed atrocities in the Balkans in World War II, died Thursday. He was 88. (MORE)

The World Jewish Congress and its troubles have been in the news a lot lately, but when the storied history of this organization is discussed, its role in exposing Kurt Waldheim’s Nazi past is duly noted.

For some archival material on the case, see:

  • Review of Eli Rosenbaum’s Betrayal: The Untold Story of the Kurt Waldheim Investigation and Cover-Up (October 10, 1993)

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