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In Advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Iranian 'Adolf Hitler Research Society' Website Shows How Holocaust Photos Were 'Doctored' By the Jews, and Iranian Website Publishes Series by French Holocaust Denier

In advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on January 27, several Iranian websites published articles denying the Holocaust. The website of the Iranian "Adolf Hitler Research Society" ( recently posted an undated article titled "A Reassessment of the Holocaust," claiming that photos documenting the Holocaust were doctored and forged by the Jews. Also, on January 26, 2011, the Iranian semi-official news agency Mehr published the first in a series of articles by French Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson, titled "Holocaust: The Historic Fraud."

The article on the website of the Iranian "Adolf Hitler Research Society" ( stated that Israel and the West are disseminating lies and forgeries regarding World War II and the Nazis' extermination of Jews. To prove its assertions, the website presents what it claims are doctored photographs, accompanied by detailed explanations.

The society's main website contains various pages devoted to Nazism, Hitler's life, the history of the Third Reich, and other topics. It also links to the society's other websites, including a news website ( and an online bookstore (; the latter claims that it is against racism and is historical, not political, in nature.

The article begins by criticizing the West for commemorating the Holocaust every January 27 with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Stating that such a practice has no precedent, and that no other historical event is commemorated in such a way, it goes on to accuse the West of bowing to Zionist pressure and propaganda by banning any attempt to question the accepted narrative of the Holocaust. As a result of this ban, it said, anyone doing so is fired from government positions, arrested, prosecuted, fined, or even assassinated. The article adds that unlike the West, the Islamic world has thoroughly and objectively researched the Holocaust, far from Zionist influence, and that this research has turned up ample evidence that the Holocaust is a fraud. The article goes on to question Western accounts of the Holocaust, particularly regarding the existence of gas chambers and concentration camps.

Faurisson's article on the Mehr website claimed that the fact of the falsity of the Holocaust is gradually becoming clearer across the world, including among Jewish circles. Even Zionist representatives, Faurisson said, were emerging from the myths of the Holocaust and of "Greater Israel" – and that these myths, which he claimed were one and the same, would soon be "thrown into the dustbin of history." He said that that the Jews are using the myth of the Holocaust to extort Germany so powerfully that a single German official expressing doubts regarding it could cause the collapse of Germany as a state.

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Special Dispatch No. 3537

British Holocaust Denier David Irving: The Zionists have Overplayed the Holocaust, and This has Tarnished the Zionist Cause

Following are excerpts from an interview with British Holocaust denier David Irving, which aired on IRINN, the Iranian news channel, on August 5, 2010. The interview was conducted in English, and was aired with simultaneous translation into Farsi.

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David Irving: "I think that they have overplayed their hand. Look how they use the Holocaust. They have instrumentalized it. People are now tired of hearing about this old story. Many people were killed in World War II. In fact, the whole World War II was a holocaust. It's come back and hit them."

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Special Dispatch No. 3536—Iran

Holocaust Denial Discussed on Iranian TV: There Were No Gas Chambers; You Cannot Squeeze 2,000 Jews into 100 Square Meters

The following excerpts are from a TV debate on Holocaust denial, which aired on Al-Alam TV (Iran) on May 5, 2010.

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Interviewer: "It is a myth that has almost become a conviction. If it really happened, why was it restricted to one group alone? The questions are: Did the Holocaust really take place? Did the gas chambers indeed consume the Jews, but nobody else? Did gas chambers even exist? Most importantly, why do some people doubt this? Don't historians have the right to reexamine the so-called taboos?" [...]

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