Bringing The World Home To You

© 2023 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton 94.1 Lumberton 99.9 Southern Pines
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Waldheim, Former Austrian President, Dies

Kurt Waldheim, the former U.N. secretary-general and Austrian president, has died at 88. Waldheim's tenure as Austria's president was tainted by revelations that he had concealed his wartime record.

He served with the German army in Greece during World War II, at a time when the Nazis committed numerous war crimes. Waldheim denied knowing about those events — but he became an international pariah nonetheless. His name was added to the list of those denied entry to the United States.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit

International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.
More Stories