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Waldheim, Kurt

Line breaks: Kurt Wald|heim
Pronunciation: /ˈvaldhʌɪm
 
, ˈvalthaɪm/

Definition of Waldheim, Kurt in English:

( 1918–2007), Austrian diplomat and statesman, President 1986–92. He was Secretary General of the United Nations 1972–81. During the presidential election campaign of 1986 he denied allegations that as an army intelligence officer he had had direct knowledge of Nazi atrocities during the Second World War.

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