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April 7, 2015 11:20 am

Iran’s Holocaust Cartoon Contest Draws Hundreds of Submissions

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A poster for the Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest. Photo: Irancartoon.com.

i24News – Hundreds of people from Iran and around the globe submitted entries for the Islamic Republic’s Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest, a competition official announced Monday.

“839 artworks have also been sent to the secretariat, 686 of them have been sent to the cartoon section and 153 more are related to caricature section,” Secretary Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii told the semi-official Fars News Agency, marking the second time since 2006 that the country has held the controversial contest, which makes light of the killing of 6 million Jews in Europe during WWII.

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