In the paper today, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again doubted the extent of the Holocaust and termed it as a ‘fairy tale’.

Debórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Director of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University responded:

“Is Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ignorant or malicious? This is a serious question. Education in Iran has been a state-controlled business for decades, and it is entirely possible that Ahmadinejad has dutifully learned the propaganda he was taught. I suggest we introduce him to the world of free scholarship, and invite him to join us here at Clark University as a student at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.”

For more information about Professor Dwork, visit her Web page on the Clark site: