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Austrian Vote for Waldheim

June 19, 1986

While Kurt Waldheim brushes off allegations that he was guilty of Nazi war crimes, the proof of his involvement in the Nazi atrocities continues to pour in from all over the world.

The saddest aspect of this controversy is the fact that Waldheim captured a majority of the Austrian vote because of his Nazi past. After all, it was the Austrian people who so willingly adhered to Hitler's anti-Semetic propaganda of the 1930s, and now anti-Semetism appears to be on the rise again in Austria.

Had Waldheim been strong enough to admit his involvement with the Nazis early on in the election process and made statements of regret then this whole sad controversy could have been avoided.

LARRY ALAN STAHL

Irvine

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