Iran, known more for its crackdown on immodestly dressed women, ‘israel wiped off the map’ comments, ambiguous but worrisome nuclear ambitions, and holocaust denial seems to have made a show about the plight of Jews in the holocaust. Oddly enogh as well, by all reports, the budget on this show goes well msnbc has to say:

The Holocaust is rarely mentioned in state media in Iran, school textbooks don’t discuss it and Iranians have little information about it. Yet the series titled “Zero Degree Turn” is clearly sympathetic to the Jews’ plight during World War II. It shows men, women and children with yellow stars on their clothes being taken forcibly out of their homes and loaded into trucks by Nazi soldiers.

“Where are they taking them?” the horrified hero, a young Iranian diplomat who works at the Iranian Embassy in Paris, asks someone in a crowd of onlookers.

“The Fascists are taking the Jews to the concentration camps,” the man says. The hero, named Habib Parsa, then begins giving Iranian passports to Jews to allow them to flee occupied France to then-Palestine.

You can watch episode 1 below.

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  • I was gonna blog that! The show is wildly popular in Iran! And the budget is way more than is usually spent on such programing. It’s being funded by the Mullahs and represents them bitch slapping Ahmadinejad. The definitive article on the topic was written by the Wall Street Journal. This show is cute but beyond bizarro!

  • It goes to show that despite the efforts of Ahmedinejad and the people who support him, Iran is not so monolithic a nation.

    Can you imagine such a program being produced in Egypt or Saudi Arabia?

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