The real name of the American actress, producer and writer Whoopi Goldberg is Caryn Elaine Johnson.
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American actress, producer and writer Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known as Whoopi Goldberg, made a scandalous statement about the Holocaust during an interview.
The actress said that she does not consider the Jews a race, and the targeted destruction of representatives of the people by the Nazis during the Second World War has nothing to do with racism.
“My best friend said: “It’s not for nothing that there is no column for the Jewish race in the census. So that makes me think we’re probably not a race.” Initially, it was not about race, – stated Goldberg, adding that if she were in a crowd of residents of Nazi Germany or the territories occupied by it, she would be noticed, but there would be no Jew or Jewess.
To the journalist’s remark that even the Nazis considered the Jews a race, the actress replied that one could not trust the definitions of the oppressors.
This is not the first controversial statement by Whoopi Goldberg in relation to the Holocaust: she also previously argued that the genocide against Jews was not a manifestation of racism, but a form of “white against white” crime.
Interestingly, Goldberg herself likes to refer to herself as Jewish and even took her famous pseudonym, since the name Johnson was “not Jewish enough for a star.” However, the researchers could not find anyone among the ancestors of the actress who would be related to the Semitic peoples, and all her genetic roots go back to Africa.