Now, for the first time, the full, inside story of the Kurt Waldheim scandal is told by the man who led the investigation that exposed the hidden Nazi past of the former United Nations Secretary-General and President of Austria. Startling information, much of it newly unearthed from secret Nazi war archives, reveals the awful truth about Waldheim's involvement in gruesome war crimes.
Betrayal also reveals, at last, the headline-making solution to the crucial mystery of the Waldheim affair: How was it possible for a deception of this magnitude and audacity to be perpetrated by a man who spent decades in the glare of the international media spotlight? In a disclosure that will rock the political world, Betrayal identifies the internationally renowned figure who enabled this unprecedented global cover-up to succeed.
Years of painstaking investigation through thousands of European, American, and Israeli documents reveal the horrifying truth about what Kurt Waldheim really did during his service in Hitler's armed forces - and about how the truth was concealed by some of the world's major intelligence agencies.