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Edgar W. Bronfman, Seagram chairman and philanthropist, dies at 84

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Edgar M. Bronfman, former chairman of the Seagram Co. and former president of the World Jewish Congress, has died, the family's foundation confirmed.

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Defender of Holocaust survivors dead at 59

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Elan Steinberg, former executive director of the World Jewish Congress, died in New York at 59, his family said.

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Former U.N. chief Kurt Waldheim dies

VIENNA, June 14 (UPI) -- The former secretary-general of the United Nations and president of Austria, Kurt Waldheim died Thursday in Vienna at the age of 88.

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Kurt Waldheim
At Washington's Kennedy Center on the evening of Wesdnesday May 9, 1984, during an intermission of the Vienna Volksoper's performance of "Csárdásfürstin", First Lady Nancy Reagan (C) is pictured with (L to R) Kurt Waldheim, Dagmar Koller, Thomas Klestil (Austrian ambassador), President Robert Graf, Edith Klestil (wife of the ambassador), and Robert Jundbluth.
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Kurt Josef Waldheim (German pronunciation: ; 21 December 1918 – 14 June 2007) was an Austrian diplomat and politician. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and the ninth President of Austria, from 1986 to 1992. While running for President in Austria in 1985, his service as an intelligence officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II raised international controversy.

Waldheim was born in Sankt Andrä-Wördern, a village near Vienna, on 21 December 1918. His father was a Roman Catholic school inspector of Czech origin named Watzlawick (original Czech spelling Václavík) who changed his name that year as the Habsburg monarchy collapsed. Waldheim served in the Austrian Army (1936–37) and attended the Vienna Consular Academy, where he graduated in 1939. Waldheim's father was active in the Christian Social Party. Waldheim himself was politically unaffiliated during these years at the Academy. Shortly after the German annexation of Austria in 1938, Waldheim applied for membership in the National Socialist German Students' League (NSDStB), a division of the Nazi Party. Shortly thereafter he became a registered member of the mounted corps of the SA.

On 19 August 1944, in Vienna, he married Elisabeth Ritschel; their first daughter Lieselotte was born the following year. Son Gerhard and daughter Christa followed.

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