Famous actress Whoopi Goldberg caused an uproar with her words about the Holocaust, according to CNN.
On The View, Goldeberg and her co-hosts discussed the Tennessee School Board's exclusion of a book "Mouse" about the Holocaust. All hosts opposed this decision, but Whoopi Goldberg distinguished herself by her opinion on why the Holocaust should be taught.
The actress stated that “the Holocaust is not connected with race”, but rather with the relation to man. In addition, Goldberg clarified that Jews and Nazis are “two groups of white people.”
race”, but the actress continued to stand her ground.
Goldberg's statement caused a storm on the net, Jewish groups criticized the actress for such statements, noting that the Nazis exterminated Jews purposefully.
General Israel's consul in New York, Asaf Zamir, invited Goldberg to join him on a tour of New York's Jewish Heritage Museum “to learn more about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.”
A wave of criticism and public censure led to that Whoopi Goldberg apologized for her words.
“The Jewish people around the world have always had my support. I'm sorry for the pain I caused,” the actress wrote.