This business with Whoopi Goldberg commenting on the holocaust as just one set of white people killing another set of white people really is a moment of great insight into both her mind and no doubt the minds of many others.
She is utterly indifferent to the murder of Jews during the lifetime of many who are still alive right now. Slavery was historically the mode of harnessing labour as it had been till the arrival of the market economy, but the murder of Jews because they were not part of the Aryan race was an absolutely unique experience during the whole of history. Massacres had occurred in the past over conquest and domination, but this was the first, hopefully the last time individuals were killed in the millions because of their racial identity. Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865.
The events are discussed here: Whoopi Goldberg Says the Holocaust Wasn’t About Targeting Jews. Not sure the title captures the point, but the description will do.
Discussing an obscure Tennessee school board deciding to remove the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus” from a Holocaust unit for eighth-graders, Goldberg launched into an explanation of the Holocaust dazzling in both its ignorance and its malignity.
Joy Behar, the usual top contender for the Crown of Idiocy, led off by explaining that the Tennessee school board members “don’t like history that makes white people look bad.” Then Goldberg got going: “Maybe. This is white people doing it to white people. Y’all go fight amongst yourselves.”
This comment would have been insanely insulting, in and of itself: Here was Goldberg, referring to Nazis and Jews as “white people doing it to white people.” But Goldberg was just getting started. “If we’re going to do this,” Goldberg said, “let’s be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn’t about race. No. It’s not about race.” Behar correctly said, “They considered Jews a different race.” But Goldberg would not tolerate the dissent: “It’s not about race. It’s not about race … It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.” …
“But it’s about white supremacy,” Navarro said. “It’s about going after Jews and gypsies.” No, said Goldberg. “These are two white groups of people … You’re missing the point. The minute you turn it into race, it goes down this alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is. It’s how people treat each other. It’s a problem. It doesn’t matter if you are black or white because black, white, Jews, Italians, everybody eats [hates?] each other.”