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Noun: Kurt Waldheim
  1. Austrian diplomat who was Secretary General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981; in 1986 he was elected president of Austria in spite of worldwide allegations that he had direct knowledge of Nazi atrocities during World War II (1918-2007)
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Type of: diplomat, diplomatist, national leader, statesman, statesperson

Encyclopedia: Kurt Waldheim