The Iranian regime consistently denies the Holocaust, and utilizes its Holocaust denial to claim that Israel's existence is illegitimate. This view is shared by the regime's officials, headed by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and by their media mouthpieces.
On January 28, 2015, the day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which this year was also the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Fars news agency, which is affiliated with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), published an article titled "The Holocaust – An Example Of The West's Rewriting Of History Based On Superpower Interests." The article stated that the "Holocaust lie" was slowly being exposed worldwide with the help of today's rapid communications, which allow deniers to disseminate their views. It further stated that those who insist that the Holocaust really happened base their arguments on falsified and unsubstantiated documents that fail to prove any mass extermination of Jews or any decision by the Nazis to carry out such a move. Another claim presented in the article was that the number of crematoria barely sufficed for incinerating the bodies of those who died from disease, let alone the bodies of millions of Jews. The founders of Zionism, it said, saw Hitler's antisemitism as an opportunity to concoct a myth of the Holocaust in order to promote the establishment of a state for the Jews. Furthermore, the judges in the Nuremburg trials relied on documents that they had not verified.
The following are the main points of the article:
Western Historians Will Recognize That The Holocaust Narrative Was False And Will Be Ashamed
"Today, the Holocaust is a living example that reminds us that history is written by the winners, and it brings to mind several myths regarding which there is no longer any excuse to delay admitting their falsity...
"The issue of the Holocaust is one of those issues in which the West provides public opinion with the narrative it sees fit to present, and, unfortunately, the peoples of the West have largely acknowledged this narrative [i.e., that the Holocaust took place]... In the near or distant future, Western historians and researchers will recognize that history written this way is unrealistic, and [even] feel ashamed [that they had acknowledged the Holocaust]. Even now, many Western thinkers, such as Roger Garaudy, David Irving, Fredrick Töben and others, are casting grave scientific doubt on this narrative.
"Antisemitism is the main driving force that was able to drag the Jews from Russia, Austria, Germany, and other countries where they lived to Palestine. [Spokespersons for] the slogan of ending the Jewish nation's pain and suffering – [a slogan] that was formulated by the founders of the Zionism cult, among them Theodor Herzl – found in Hitler's antisemitism an appropriate opportunity, and used it to invent the myth of the Holocaust.
"The inflation of the scope of Hitler's crimes against the Jews led to the presentation of contradictory figures and data– according to some, there were nine million dead. This inflation was in some cases so [great] that it was rejected even by Zionist historians, because [even] they could not accept such blatant lies. The important point here was the lack of freedom of research and expression [in the field of] Holocaust studies in Western countries. There are historians who were fined and imprisoned for questioning the Holocaust, the existence of the alleged gas chambers, and the number [of people] allegedly killed, and for stating that all the documents presented by some Western historians were forgeries."
"Proof That Holocaust Never Happened
"1. No existing document or report by the [Nazi] party, by the leaders of Nazi Germany, or by [its] commanders and officers concerns an order for the mass extermination of the Jews.
"2. The massacre of two thirds of European Jewry, that is, over six million Jews, would have required industrial equipment on an extensive scale – but the number of crematoria erected for incinerating the bodies would have barely sufficed for incinerating the bodies of those who died from viral diseases. No one ever saw a single one of the thousands of trucks it was claimed were used in burning the bodies. No truck was ever presented to the court.
"3. No report by any Western or other intelligence agency prior to the end of World War II about widespread massacre of Jews exists. All these claims were made only after the war, and by the winning side.
"4. The Nuremburg trials accepted every document or claim, and its regulations even note that 'the court does not see itself subject to any technical rules and accepts any document.' Therefore, the falsification of these documents was never examined...
"Contradictions And Exaggerations Regarding The Death Toll
"Regarding the Auschwitz death camp alone, figures [of those killed] have ranged from 356,000 to eight million, with more than 22 different sources, each presenting its own numbers. Also, regarding the Dachau camp, the number of nine million was presented... It is time to examine whether it is even possible that nine million people can be brought together in one camp and burned.
Doubt Regarding The Holocaust Myth Will Spread
"In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly decided to ban Holocaust denial. Today, 16 countries consider questioning the Holocaust a criminal act: Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Lichtenstein, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
"According to EU law, Holocaust denial is a crime, and therefore other countries that do not criminalize Holocaust denial but are still EU members are forced to punish those who deny this myth. In addition to these countries, the Zionist regime also considers questioning the Holocaust a crime...
"In a world flooded with reports, censorship of the truth is now meaningless. Soon the debate over questioning the Holocaust myth will spread, thanks to the internet and to the rapid spread of information."