A new Iranian Web site featuring cartoons
saying the Holocaust came never
happened came under fire from Yad Vashem on Thursday.
(holocartoons.com), features caricatures including a Jew with a hooked nose and
a black hat emblazoned with a Star of David tracing fake bodies on the ground at
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Reportedly financed by a cultural foundation, the
Web site is not government-affiliated, and is based mainly on a book of cartoons
first published in 2008.
Its creators say that they intend to show the
world that the Holocaust has been entirely fabricated by the Jews, who have used
it to their advantage ever since.
The site is presented as a book. It
uses Nazi imagery, with the icon for flipping pages marked with a
The first page outlines the site’s mission, “to denounce the
conspicuous lie of the planned murder of 6 million Jews during the Second World
War allegedly called ‘Holocaust.’” It continues, calling the Holocaust “The lie
by which the Palestine occupier Zionists have justified their occupying of
Palestine and lots of their crimes for years.”
“The vulgar and cynical
approach of the Web site, a combination of Holocaust denial and distortion,
illustrated with anti-Semitic caricatures, further illustrates Iran’s disregard
for reality and truth vis-à-vis the Holocaust, Jews and Israel,” Yad Vashem said
in a statement.
It highlighted its Farsi-language Web site, accessible at
and aimed at providing “comprehensive, credible information
about the history of the Holocaust to anyone interested in learning the truth.”