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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Waldheim, 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 worldwide controversy over his alleged Nazi affiliations during World War II.

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  • n. 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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  • That Copenhagen document was released under the name ofKurt Waldheim, who before his Nazi past was revealed was Secretary General to the United Nations at the start of the U.N.'s 1975-1985Decade for Women.

    Philip N. Cohen: Stop That Feminist Viral Statistic Meme

  • A few days later U.N. secretary-general Kurt Waldheim agreed to organize a second conference on the refugee crisis, in Geneva in July.

    The Good Fight

  • Those with long memories will recall that the show was hosted by Viennese leader Kurt Waldheim, then becoming infamous for having lied about his Nazi past.

    Brad Hirschfield: French 'Jew Or Not Jew' App Banned, But Anti-Semitism Remains

  • Lennon and McCartney eventually settled their differences, major and minor, but as long as the four of them were still alive John always stood in the way of what he believed would have been the inevitable anticlimax of a public get-together with Paul, George and Ringo, even when implored by Kurt Waldheim, the secretary-general of the United Nations, to perform at a fundraiser for the survivors of the Cambodian genocide.

    The legacy of John Lennon

  • The two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 carried a message from Kurt Waldheim, then secretary-general, saying: "We step out of our solar system into the universe seeking only peace and friendship."

    On the Offensive

  • On the other end of the pipeline, demand from petrochemical and plastics producers is expected to accelerate, with several companies planning large new ethane-processing plants, said Bill Waldheim , president of DCP's northern business unit.

    Shale's Bounty Goes Beyond Oil and Gas

  • The current plants already "can consume more than we can produce today," Mr. Waldheim said.

    Shale's Bounty Goes Beyond Oil and Gas

  • ÂThat Copenhagen document was released under the name ofÂKurt Waldheim, who before his Nazi past was revealed was Secretary General to the United Nations at the start of the U.N.'s 1975-1985ÂDecade for Women.

    Philip N. Cohen: Stop That Feminist Viral Statistic Meme

  • The Train (1964): Cold-blooded Colonel Von Waldheim (Paul Scofield) wants to remove a cache of priceless art from France by train in the waning days of the Nazi occupation.

    John Farr: Burt Lancaster: Always Larger Than Life

  • Lancaster is restrained and no-nonsense as Labiche -- thankfully he doesn't even attempt a French accent, while Scofield is icy perfection as the ruthless Von Waldheim.

    John Farr: Burt Lancaster: Always Larger Than Life

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