• German officials hope other European diplomats will join them in walking out of the U.N. General Assembly if Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust. [Reuters]
• The Associated Press interprets Ahmadinejad’s statement yesterday that “the Holocaust is used as a pretext for the repression of Palestinians” a sign that he’s “back[ing] off” his denial. [AP]
• Tell that to the nine Holocaust survivors who will be reuniting with the U.S. army veterans who liberated them from Bergen-Belsen in upstate New York today. [AP]
• A Jewish philanthropist in California is being sued by the state for “concealing that his investment strategy consisted solely of giving tens of millions of dollars to Madoff.” [JTA]