Berlin 36, a new German documentary, tells the story of a female Jewish high-jumping phenom whom the Nazis replaced in the 1936 Olympics—with a man in a skirt. [Times of London]
• An interview with noted Holocaust denier David Irving will be featured in Spanish newspaper El Mundo’s series of “innovative” views on WWII marking the 70th anniversary of the war; an editor has promised that in this piece, Irving doesn’t deny the Holocaust, but rather blames it on the Allies. Innovation at work! [AP]
• In the New York Times Magazine, Norman Podhoretz evades a question about whether there is any Democrat he likes by selecting Joe Lieberman. [NYT]
• Israeli airline El Al is barring anyone displaying symptoms associated with swine flu from boarding their flights without a doctor’s note; no word on whether they will at least give the rejected passengers a bowl of chicken soup. [Ynet]
• Filmmaker Kamran Pasha undertakes a lengthy investigation into the possibility that Jesus was a vegetarian. One piece of evidence: some of JC’s earliest followers, the so-called Jewish Christians, “had a passionate commitment to vegetarianism.” [HuffPo]