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Bush taps Holocaust envoy as ambassador

President Bush nominated his top Holocaust recovery official to become an ambassador. J. Christian Kennedy has served as the State Department’s special envoy for Holocaust issues since last August. In that position he works with counterparts in Europe and Israel on compensation, property recovery and Holocaust remembrance issues. On Wednesday, Bush asked the U.S. Senate to confirm Kennedy as an ambassador. The higher rank would underscore to Kennedy’s counterparts the Bush administration’s seriousness on the issue.