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May 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Austrian President Kurt Waldheim apologized to Israel in an interview published Friday for misleading statements about his German army service in World War II, but again denied that he committed war crimes. Waldheim also was quoted as urging Israel to upgrade its diplomatic representation in Vienna and to return the ambassador it withdrew in protest after Waldheim's election in 1986.
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May 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Austrian President Kurt Waldheim apologized to Israel in an interview published Friday for misleading statements about his German army service in World War II, but again denied that he committed war crimes. Waldheim also was quoted as urging Israel to upgrade its diplomatic representation in Vienna and to return the ambassador it withdrew in protest after Waldheim's election in 1986.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1986
Kurt Waldheim is not different from the rest of the Austrian population, therefore he probably will be elected president. Waldheim does not know what happened to the Jews in Greece even though he was near by. This does not surprise me, his country men who lived near the concentration camps Mauthausen-Melk-Ebensee, where I was imprisoned, did not know about the camps either. TED KENIG San Juan Capistrano
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1986
Kurt Waldheim ran for president of Austria on the slogan "a man the world can trust." More appropriately, he is a man the world would be right to regard with deep and enduring suspicion. The basis for doubts about Waldheim is that for 40 years he did not tell the truth about a vital part of his life.
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October 28, 1985 | Associated Press
The world's most-wanted Nazi war criminals is ready to surrender as long as he is not handed over to the Israelis, a West German news magazine reported today. The magazine Bunte also quoted the fugitive, Alois Brunner, as saying that when he escaped after World War II, he received official documents under a false name from American authorities and worked for the U.S. Army as a driver. Brunner, 73, was a close associate of Adolf Eichmann.
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August 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Austria has sent its embassies a document intended to guide its ambassadors in refuting allegations that President Kurt Waldheim was involved in Nazi war crimes. The long-awaited 500-page document, called the "White Book," was compiled in English by a Foreign Ministry task force that included Waldheim's son, Gerhard. It maintains that several documents purporting to show Waldheim's involvement in war crimes "were mischaracterized in such a way as to mislead the public. . . .
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September 16, 1987 | JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writer
The Pope's arrival set off scattered demonstrations Tuesday on a variety of issues. AIDS education volunteers distributed hundreds of condoms at two Catholic high schools west of downtown, amusing students and dismaying teachers. Feminists nailed a women's bill of rights to Catholic church doors in West Covina.
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June 25, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
The Vatican insisted again Wednesday that its invitation to Austrian President Kurt Waldheim was routine, while other sources in the Roman Catholic Church reported that the Austrian government had exerted heavy pressure on the church for the last six months to arrange the invitation.
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April 23, 1986 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on human rights, which Tuesday heard war crimes charges against former U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, indicated that he is likely to postpone further hearings until after the May 4 Austrian presidential elections, in which Waldheim is a candidate. In hearings before the panel, of which Rep. Gus Yatron (D-Ga.) is chairman, Waldheim's son Gerhard and former Austrian Foreign Minister Karl Gruber defended the former U.N. chief. But Eli M.
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June 23, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II flies anew into public controversy and private anguish today on a five-day visit to Austria, where he will meet President Kurt Waldheim and visit a former concentration camp.
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February 10, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The official report on the wartime activities of Austrian President Kurt Waldheim became something of a political football Tuesday as partisan officials interpreted it in conflicting ways. The report, prepared by an international commission of historians, was submitted Monday and indicated that Waldheim, a lieutenant in the German army during World War II, was aware of war crimes committed by his unit in the Balkans but that there was no evidence that he personally committed any war crimes.
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