A video which was posted to YouTube on Thursday by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) depicts some disturbing anti-Semitic cartoons about the Holocaust which have been displayed on an Iranian website.
One of the cartoons shows a gas chamber into which Jews are depicted entering one by one. Above the chamber is a counter which counts the number of Jews who have entered the chamber, until it reaches six million – the number of Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. After the counter reaches the six million mark, the Jews who remain alive are seen cheering.
The clip then goes on to show a Jewish person as he approaches what appears to be an automated banking machine. He is shown to withdraw six million dollars from the machine, at which point it is revealed that the machine is in fact a “Holocaust Memorial.” The purpose of this cartoon is to criticize the world for its acceptance to pay restitution to the Jewish people over the Holocaust.
A third cartoon depicts Nazi leader Adolf Hitler as he ponders which mustache to wear, finally deciding on one that looks like a Star of David.
Also shown is one cartoon which depicts Europe as a cow, and the Holocaust as a means of milking money from the Europeans.
The cartoons are in line with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s hateful view of Israel, the Jewish people, and the Holocaust. Ahmadinejad, who constantly calls to wipe Israel off the map, has many times publicly denied that the Holocaust occurred.
In one such speech, Ahmadinejad said the Holocaust was “exaggerated” as a pretext to “expand the domination of the victors, particularly the US and Britain, in the international arena.” He also said that “the illegitimate Zionist regime is an outcome of the Holocaust,” stating that while many millions of people died during World War II, the Jews used the Holocaust as a way of massacring indigenous Arabs, evicting them, and establishing a Jewish state in Palestine.
On another occasion, Ahmadinejad, who slammed Israel for defending itself against terror attacks originating in Gaza, said that “the real Holocaust was in Palestine.”