Whoopi Goldberg’s Holocaust revisionism
The Holocaust was the clearest, most notorious act of racial savagery in human history. To say the Holocaust wasn't 'about race' is to engage in explicit Holocaust revisionism. It is a species of Holocaust denialism, in fact, where the core motivating factor of the Holocaust - the Nazis' racial hatred of the Jewish people - is erased. The Holocaust is rendered meaningless, or at least mundane, if its driving force of racial loathing is removed. When Goldberg, like others in recent times, says the Holocaust was just about man's inhumanity to man, she denudes it of what was in fact its most horrific element - its racism; its industrialised massacre of millions of people on the basis of their race. To deny that the Holocaust was 'about race' is to deny the importance and meaning of that unique criminal enterprise.