Editored by Major von Viban of the Political Department of the NADPA in Berlin, the very year (1933) Hitler took power the Third Reich began to publish a racist magazine titled lran-e Bastan (The Ancient Iran). The journal was financed by Siemens-Schukken and a pro-Nazi Iranian intellectuals.
Advocating the common Aryan ancestry of 'the two Nations.' In 1936 then, the Reich Cabinet issued a special decree exempting Iranians from the restrictions of the Nuremberg Racial Laws on the grounds that they were 'pure blooded Aryans' (Lenczowski. 1944, p. 160). And in 1939, the Nazis provided Persians with what they called a German Scientific Library. The library contained over 7.500 books carefully selected "to convince lranian readers...of the kinship between the National Socialist Reich and the "Aryan culture" of Iran" (Lenczowski. 1944, p. 161). In various pro-Nazi publications, lectures, speeches, and ceremonies, parallels were drawn between the Shah of Iran and Hitler, and praise the charisma and virtue of the Fuhrerprinzip (Rezun. 1982, p. 29).
Hitler became a national hero of Iranians and all so-called 'oppressed Aryan peoples. For instance, a journal titled "Nameh-ye Iran-e Bastan" (the Journal of Ancient Iran) identified Hitler as "one of the greatest men in the world": Adolph Hitler, this great scholarly man of the Aryan race, has destroyed a 200-years old plan of the Jews against nationality in the world, against nationalism, and particularly the Aryan races on earth...and has created a new day for the new world.
Regarding the Nazi symbol of the swastika, the journal wrote in issue 28, Mordad,1933: It is truly rejoicing to see that the symbol of Iran from 2000 years before Christ has today become a symbol of pride for the Germans, who are of one race and ethnicity with us (cited in JAMI, 1983, pp. 74-5)
Again, in issue 35, Mehr 1333, in an article titled "Why We Are Superior?" the journal wrote: the sign of Aryan triumph (swastika) is everywhere Aryan and respectable, be it on ceramics of Isfahan's Masjid-e Shah or on the columnn of Darvazeh Dovlat in Tehran; or be it placed on the flag of Germany or embellish the arm of Hitler:' From ancient times the Black dress has been an exclusive property of the Iranic race.
In fact the ideology of Aryan racial superiority was nurtured and advocated by a vast majority of Persian elites and intellectuals.
“Germany was our age-old and natural ally, Love of Germany was synonymous with love for Iran. The sound of German officers' footsteps was heard on the shores of the Nile. Swastika flags were flying from the outskirts of Moscow to the peaks of the Caucasus Mts. Iranian patriots eagerly awaited the arrival of their old allies. My friend and I would spin tales about the grandeur of the superior race. We considered Germany the chosen representative of this race in Europe and Iran its representative in Asia. The right to life and role was ours. Others had no choice but submission and slavery. We discarded the old maps and remade Iran into a country larger than what it was in Achaemenian times.”
1939, Berlin, Germany: From left, Iranian Ambassador to Germany and Speaker of Iranian Parliament visiting Hitler, the German Chancellor. During this time the Allies grew suspicious of Iran's and Germany's loyalty to each other.
The Third Reich and the King of Persia rename Persia to Iran.
During the 1930's members of the Iranian Nazi Party.Hitler's interest in the Aryan homeland would have him and the Shah of Iran change the name to Persia at this time to Iran which in Persian translates to Land of the Aryans.The following image is of the Iranian National Socialist Party.
The Allies who feared the Germans and the Iranians would mount a offensive deep into Soviet territory to free the beligered Wehrmacht units and push ever deeper into British controlled India and capture the Suez canal and Arab oil fields.This would of undoubtedly turned the war to the Axis side.
Attacked without provocation, neutral Iran suffered her own "Pearl Harbor" three months prior to the United States' more famous Day of Infamy. Iran's army was crushed, her monarch was overthrown, the beleaguered Red Army was saved from defeat, a German conquest of the Soviet Russia was thwarted.
Churchill viewed the issue as a simple choice: thwarting Nazi world conquest versus scrupulously observing international convention... The Prime Minister knew that he would require at least the tacit approval of President Franklin D. Roosevelt before attacking Iran. Roosevelt could have invoked U.S. moral authority and economic power to avert the Allied invasion. But instead, his administration stood by passively, brushing aside desperate Iranian pleas until it was too late. Moreover, Roosevelt even secretly approved the plans against Iran, only to later publicly deny any knowledge of British intentions.
Hitler Norooz letter to Reza Shah and the nation of Iran.Adolf Hitler's Norooz greetings to Reza Shah Pahlavi, March 20, 1939 during the Persian New Year.
To the King of Kings of iran:
I would like to extend my cordial congratulations for the festival of Nowruz(Persian new year). I hereby send my best wishes for the further blooming of Iran.
Chancellor of the German Reich
After the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran.Fuelled by British fears of an Alliance with Germany, Zahedi was arrested by British forces in 1942 for his ties to Germany,He was flown out of Iran by British forces and interned in Palestine until the end of the war. A fierce nationalist, Zahedi fostered deep reservations and suspicions towards the Allied Forces.Several German miltiary personel also imprisoned by the Allies.
I don't mean to start an argument with Harrak and I hope he will feel the same way. However, notice how the word "Iran" is remarkably close to the word "Aryan". Does that ring a bell? The Iranians were named after the Aryans. What were people in Persia thinking when they re-named their nation like that? And who was their source of inspiration? Now, it is the Iranian Aryans who want to destroy Israel. And it was the German Aryans who killed the Jews before. Think about it. The Persians re-name their nation after the Aryans. Look at that word: there is an anti-Semitic group called the Aryan Nations, and Hitler himself spoke about the Aryans. And that Iranian President, does he not act as an Aryan President who wants to kill all Jews? The totalitarian form of government, the anti-Jewish outlook and the name Iran (read Aryan) all point to the same direction. All the clues lead to Nazi Germany. Iran was named after the Aryans.