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Wald·heim(wôld′hīm′, vält′-), Kurt 1918-2007.
Austrian diplomat and politician. He served as secretary-general of the United Nations (1972-1981) and was later elected as president of Austria (1986-1992), despite accusations that he had covered up details of his service in the German army during World War II and may have been complicit in war crimes.
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(Biography) Kurt (kʊrt). 1918–2007, Austrian diplomat; secretary-general of the United Nations (1972–81); president of Austria (1986–92)
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|Noun||1.||Waldheim - Austrian diplomat who was Secretary General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981; in 1986 he was elected president of Austria in spite of worldwide allegations that he had direct knowledge of Nazi atrocities during World War II (born in 1918)|
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