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Ideas for Holocaust Cartoons

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Submitted by Slava (United States), Feb 20, 2006 at 20:47

The free press could take up Iranians on their desire to publish cartoons on the Holocaust. At first, the notion of a cartoon on the Holocaust seems blasphemous. But, on the second thought, there are some aspects of the Holocaust that could fit on a cartoon.
Imagine the pictures of:

1) The mufti of Jerusalem urging Hitler to implement the "final solution".
2) Free nations of Europe and America closing their doors to Jews trying to escape Nazis.
3) Good citizens of occupied countries gloating over the demise of Jews being herded to Ghettos, eager to seize their property.
4) British air force refusing to bomb the railroads to death camps: "There are more important targets..."
5) Nazi camp survivors being thrown by British to concentration camps for their desire to immigrate to Palestine.
6) A Swiss bank denying claims in Holocaust victims' life insurances: "Where are the death certificates from the camps?"
7) The late Simon Wiesental fishing Eichman out from his hiding place with a sarcastic remark like "There is no Iranian president out there yet to argue for your innocence!"
8) My favorite: Iranian president himself staring at many volumes of the Nuremberg tribunal documents, muttering: "Still, there is not enough evidence..."

I cannot draw. I offer these ideas free to any cartoonist talented enough to draw the cartoons, and to any newspaper courageous enough to publish them.
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