The Waldheim Report: Submitted February 8, 1988, to Federal Chancellor Dr. Franz Vranitzky
Museum Tusculanum Press, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 224 pages
The report on Kurt Waldheim's activities on the Balkans during World War II attracted political attention when its conclusions became known in 1988. But the report itself was never published. It is an important document in connection with any discussion on war crimes and responsibility. It proves that Waldheim, to a certain extent, knew of deportations of Jews and Italian soldiers as well as of massacres of towns and civilian populations. It concludes that by endorsing documents relating to the interrogation of prisoners who were subsequently executed, First Lieutenant Waldheim had knowledge of them and of those events, and also became part of the military machine which brought about those events. Waldheim's claim that "knowledge of a crime is not a crime itself" is not regarded in the report as acceptable without qualification. By the International Commission of Historians (The Waldheim Commission).
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Introduction by Manfred Messerschmidt
Attitude toward National Socialism
Organization and Structure of Command
Function in the Staff of Army Group E
Allied Commando Operations Prisoners and Interrogations
Deportations of Jews from the Greek Mainland and Islands
Removal of Italian Prisoners Internees
Measures Against Partisans Prisoners and Those Attempting
A Hearing Between the Independent International
Glossary and Abbreviations
1st Lieutenant according Alimnia Annex April Army Corps Army Group Army Group Southern Army High Command Arsakli assigned August Austrian BA-MA Banja Luka Belgrade branch C-in-C South-East captured Cefalonia Chief of Staff combat Commander in Serbia Commando Order Commission of Historians Corfu counterintelligence Croatian dated December deployment diary Division documents enemy situation evacuation February Field Command files German German General Staff Greville Janner Group Southern Greece HGrE hostages HSSPF informed interrogation involved July Kalavrita Kampfgruppe General Bader Kampfgruppe West Bosnia Kozara Kurt Waldheim Kurz Lieutenant Waldheim Messerschmidt Military Archives Military Commander Greece Military Commander South-East mopping-up October October 18 officer Operation Schwarz operations report partisans persons police Poliza Prijedor prisoners Pusteria quartermaster question refugees regarding reprisal responsible retaliatory measures Rogatica Salonika sent September Southeastern Theater staff of Army telex transport troops units Ustasha Warnstorff Wehrmacht Supreme Command White Book Zagreb