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by Richard Bassett

Free eBook Waldheim and Austria download ISBN: 067082173X
Author: Richard Bassett
Publisher: Viking Adult; American ed. edition (January 27, 1989)
Language: English
Pages: 240
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Military
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Waldheim and Austria Hardcover – January 27, 1989. Bassett, former Vienna correspondent for the London Times, examines the Kurt Waldheim affair in light of the continuing denial by the Austrians of his complicity in Nazi war crimes

Waldheim and Austria Hardcover – January 27, 1989. by. Richard Bassett (Author). Bassett, former Vienna correspondent for the London Times, examines the Kurt Waldheim affair in light of the continuing denial by the Austrians of his complicity in Nazi war crimes. The author ventures to explain why so many of Waldheim's countrymen voted for the former United Nations secretary-general in the 1986 presidential election, and why Austrians reacted with either indifference or furious defensiveness to negative world opinion over the details of his wartime service. Bassett is harsh toward the Austrian people.

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Kurt Josef Waldheim (German: (listen); 21 December 1918 – 14 June 2007) was an Austrian diplomat and politician. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and President of Austria from 1986. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and President of Austria from 1986 to 1992. While he was running for the latter office in the 1986 election, the revelation of his service in Thessaloniki, Greece and in Yugoslavia, as an intelligence officer in Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht during World War II raised international controversy.

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Discusses the charges leveled against Kurt Waldheim concerning his World War II activities and the reactions of present-day Austrians, revealing a strong strain of antisemitism and xenophobia in the national conscience. From Publishers Weekly: Bassett, former Vienna correspondent for the London Times, examines the Kurt Waldheim affair in light of the continuing denial by the Austrians of his complicity in Nazi war crimes. For five years the Vienna correspondent of the London Times, Bassett puts the Waldheim affair in its proper-and to him, dismal-context: the Austrian milieu with its anti-Semitism and "collective amnesia. More of a persuasive indictment than an inquiry, but a good introduction to a wretched affair.

The book was written before an international commission of historians studied Waldheim's wartime career and issued a report that at the very least contradicted his earlier boast of total ignorance of Nazi atrocities. lt;/p

Kurt Josef Waldheim (German pronunciation: ; 21 December 1918 – 14 June 2007) was an Austrian diplomat and politician

Kurt Josef Waldheim (German pronunciation: ; 21 December 1918 – 14 June 2007) was an Austrian diplomat and politician. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and the ninth President of Austria, from 1986 to 1992. While he was running for President in Austria in 1985, his service as an intelligence officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II raised international controversy.

Discusses the charges leveled against Kurt Waldheim concerning his World War II activities and the reactions of present-day Austrians, revealing a strong strain of antisemitism and xenophobia in the national conscience