Iranian Holocaust book to be issued in English

The book deals with the "big historical distortion of the Holocaust" and the English and Arabic editions would be published at a ceremony in Tehran later this month, Fars News Agency said.

Iranian Holocaust book to be issued in English
A student-linked Iranian publisher plans to launch English- and Arabic-language versions of a book of caricatures and satirical writings about the Holocaust, a semi-official news agency reported on Sunday.

The book deals with the "big historical distortion of the Holocaust" and the English and Arabic editions would be published at a ceremony in Tehran later this month, Fars News Agency said.

It appeared to be translations of a book which official media in September said had been published about the "fiction of the Holocaust". Details could not immediately be confirmed.

"The presentation ceremony will be held on Jan. 27 ... with the attendance of a number of government officials," said Mohammad-Mehdi Hemmati, who is involved in the project.

Iran's IRNA news agency said in September the book had 52 caricatures plus satirical writings over 108 pages. It was published by Martyr Shahbazi Publications and the Islamic student movement of the Science and Industry University.

Iran staged an international competition and exhibition of cartoons about the Holocaust in 2006. That contest was held in response to anti-Islam cartoons published in Denmark, officials have said.

Israel is believed to have the Middle East's only atomic arsenal.


Reuters

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