“Let’s face it, the Holocaust is not about a racial issue, it’s not about that, no. It’s about how people treat others inhumanely,” Goldberg said. According to Luby, things went differently: “Two groups of white people were facing each other, so you can’t talk about a race issue. It’s about how people treat each other, it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white or Jewish, it’s about how you treat each other.”
Goldberg is a presenter on the show and her comments caused a shocked look from her colleagues. Not long after, many angry tweets followed on social media. David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee, said: “Wopi Goldberg makes the ridiculous claim that the Holocaust has nothing to do with race. Nazi Germany considered the Jewish people to be of an inferior race and for that they wanted to exterminate all Jews, including my family. Please think about it again and then make an apology “.
The American organization “Stop Anti-Semitism” also reacted with fury. “Six million of us gassed and died and were killed because the Nazis considered us inferior. How dare you underestimate our shock!”
Later, Whoopi came back and apologized for her remarks. “On the show, I said the Holocaust wasn’t about race, it was about how inhumane people can be towards others. I should have said it’s about both,” the actress responded to the uproar on Twitter.
“As Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) put it, the Holocaust was about the Nazis’ systematic destruction of the Jewish people – whom they considered an inferior race. I was wrong,” Goldberg said. The Anti-Defamation League is an organization that fights against Jew-hatred. The Jew is from all over the world and that will never stop. “I’m sorry I hurt people,” Goldberg said.
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