LETTER TO MR. SOLARZ FROM FREDERICK P HITZ RE INFORMATION ON ALLEGATIONS AGAINS

Created: 12/31/1980

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Dear Mr..

In your letter to the Director ofovember you ask forpertaining to allegations against United Nations SecretaryWaldheim. You specifically mention two concerns: that heember of the Nazi Youth Movement; and that during hisin World War II, he may have participated in the slauqhter

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We believe that Waldheim wasember of the Nazi Youth Movement, nor was he Involved in anti-Jewish activities.

we have no intelligence reporting In detail on Waldheim's military service. However, we have gleaned the following from German open source materials. Upon the outbreak of waraldheim was drafted at agento the German Army. He servedtaff Intelligence officer - ith the rank of lieutenant, assigned toh Infantry Division. This Division saw action in the Polish Campaignnd the assaults on France. It was sent to the Eastern Front in1 to take parthe invasion of. Waldheim's service with this Division ended1 when heeg wound. Thereothing in the files to suggest that while In this unit Waldheim participated directly or indirectly in anti-Jewish activities.

His recuperation from the leg wound requiredear; he was discharged from military duties following his recovery and returned to study lwienna. He received his doctorate In law4 and5 began his diplomatic career In the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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