Whoopi Goldberg pontificated Monday on ABC’s "The View" that the Holocaust was not about race since “these are two white groups.” In other words, the Nazis and Jews are both white and somehow in the same category. She is absolutely wrong and projecting her 2022 BLM-type outlook on a circumstance whose fomentation began about a century ago.
Hitler’s outlook was precisely about demarcating Jews as a different race from the Aryan race, and thus treated as foreigners in Germany and other parts of Europe. The focal point of Nazi propaganda was that Jews were different not because of religion but precisely because their race was different and, thus, conversion of a Jew to Christianity made no change given that the racial component of that particular Jew remained the same.
Hitler and Nazism replaced the difference that historically had focused on religion and demanded that an unbridgeable racial difference existed between Aryans and Jews. In fact, Hitler did not consider Jews white at all.
In today’s woke world, BLM and their sycophants are trying to lump all white people together and are including Jews as part of the white race so as to taint them as oppressors and “privileged.” Whoopi Goldberg is wrong to denigrate Jews, as well as whites, and is miring her viewers with her toxicity.
Goldberg displayed further ignorance by claiming, “the Holocaust isn’t about race…It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.” But that’s not what Hitler thought. Hitler specifically wrote a book foretelling how he planned to liquidate Jews from the face of Europe. Hitler specifically targeted Jews because they were Jews, not simply because he wanted to be inhumane to mankind. The whole fervor of the Holocaust was centered on destroying Jews and the Jewish people.
Although Whoopi’s last name is Goldberg, evidently she is ill-informed of the Holocaust and Jewish history. She may be numero uno on "The View," but her view here is ignorant and disingenuously agenda-driven.
Rabbi Aryeh Spero is president of Caucus for America, author of "Push Back: Reclaiming our American Judeo-Christian Spirit," and spokesman for the National Conference on Jewish Affairs.