Iranian website mocks 'Holocaust lie'

Anti-Semitic cartoons depict an alternative version of events.

August 5, 2010 14:13
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A screenshot from the 'holocartoons' website.

Holocaust lie website screenshot. (photo credit: Courtesy)

An Iranian website calling the Holocaust "the great lie" and depicting an alternative version of events in Jewish history in cartoon form has been launched.

The site is reportedly financed by a cultural foundation, is not government affiliated, and is based mainly on a book of cartoons first published in 2008.

It describes how the Jews 'fabricated' the existence of the gas chambers, using them to garner the world's sympathy with a view to receiving money for the trials they had endured, saying:

"Later on, the devoted Jew artists rebuilt a number of gas chambers and crematories in other parts of the world by using their mental and imagination power."

It also accuses the 'Zionist Jews' of storing enough atomic weapons to "destroy the entire world."

Several years ago Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad famously made headlines after calling the Holocaust 'a fairytale'.

Yad Vashem commented Thursday saying that the launch of the website is yet the latest salvo emanating from Iran that denies the facts of the Holocaust and attempts to influence those who are ignorant of history.

"The vulgar and cynical approach of the website, a combination of Holocaust denial and distortion, illustrated with antisemitic caricatures, further illustrates Iran’s disregard for reality and truth vis-à-vis the Holocaust, Jews and Israel," the Yad Vashem comment continued.

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