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April 04, 1986

The world's largest advertising agency, Young & Rubicam, canceled its contract with former U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim because of allegations that he had a role in Nazi war crimes during World War II. The New York-based firm, which has many Jewish clients, told its office in Austria that it will no longer be in charge of political advertising for Waldheim, who is running for the largely ceremonial post of Austrian president. The contract cancellation came just one day after the New York-based World Jewish Congress released additional documents in support of earlier charges that Waldheim was a senior officer on the staff of a Nazi war criminal.

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