Come to Iran to study the Shoah

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY BERNARD JOSEPHS

AN AD­VISER to Ira­nian pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ah­madine­jad, who has claimed Hitler was Jewish, has been ap­pointed head of an Iran-based world foun­da­tion for Holo­caust stud­ies.

The foun­da­tion is to be to set up in the wake of last month’s in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence in Tehran, at which Holo- caust re­vi­sion­ists and far-right ex­trem­ists were among the par­tic­i­pants.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the state run Iran News Agency (IRNA), the foun­da­tion will “as­sign a com­mit­tee to find out the truth about the Holo­caust”.

Its sec­re­tary gen­eral will be pres­i­den­tial ad­viser Mo­ham­mad-Ali Ramin, who in an ar­ti­cle on the Baztab web site — af­fil­i­ated to Iran’s Ex­pe­di­ency Coun­cil, which in­cludes most of the coun­try’s lead­er­ship — wrote that Hitler was Jewish and that his poli­cies were aimed at the es­tab­lish­ment of a Jewish state.

The new foun­da­tion, re­ported IRNA, was set up by par­tic­i­pants at De­cem­ber’s con­fer­ence. It will set up ar­range­ments for a fol­low-up meet­ing.

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