This Day in Jewish History, 1987 U.S. Bans Austrian President for Suspected WWII War Crimes

Kurt Waldheim rose high in global diplomatic circles, even heading the UN – before which, the U.S. learned, he’d been a Brownshirt and Nazi.

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On April 27, 1987, the United States Justice Department announced that it had included the name of Austrian President Kurt Waldheim on a watch list of aliens who were not to be admitted to the United States.