Iranian contest has cartoonists denying Holocaust

February 2, 2015 6:25 PM

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Iranian contest has cartoonists denying Holocaust

A twisted "art" contest sponsored by an Iranian museum -- with the apparent blessing of the Islamic Republic's regime -- has cartoonists competing for prizes and prestige by making fun of the Holocaust.

The Second International Holocaust Cartoons Contest -- the first was held in 2006 -- will pay the winning artist $12,000, and the image will go on public display at the Palestine Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran. Organizers claim the contest's revival was brought on as a protest of Charlie Hebdo...

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