Ex-Nazi Waldheim Gives Foreign Relations Prize
Fisk, Robert, The Independent (London, England)
A FORMER Wehrmacht lieutenant, a certain Kurt Waldheim, has arrived in Lebanon.
Those who enjoy the "where-are-they-now?" school of journalism may be interested to know that the ex-intelligence officer of the Nazi army's Kampfgruppe Westbosnien - for yes, the former UN secretary general spent part of the Second World War in Bosnia - has endowed an academic prize in his own name, to be awarded annually to a student or researcher at the Lebanese University who wins a contest in international relations.
Mr Waldheim, the much despised president of Austria after he escaped from the UN with his reputation still intact, managed, in his own thesis (University of Vienna) to recall only his military service in Russia and carefully omitted all mention of his role as an intelligence officer in the Wehrmacht's Army Group E, whose commander, General Lohr, was executed for war crimes. Some of the European war's most horrific crimes took place in Yugoslavia, where Bosnia became part of the pro-Nazi Croatian Ustashi's territory.
Ex-lieutenant Waldheim will meet …
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