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After Whoopi Goldberg’s controversial remark on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem invites her to visit the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem

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In a statement, Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan said: “The statement by Whoopi Goldberg on the ABC talk show “The View”, only days after the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an unfortunate indication of a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the Holocaust and antisemitism.’’

ABC News announced its decision to suspended Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks, hours after she apologized.

ABC News president Kim Godwin described Goldberg’s comments about the Holocaust  as “wrong and hurtful.”

Yad Vashem has invited talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg to visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum Center in Jerusalem to learn more about the causes of the Shoah.

The invitation follows Goldberg’s controversial remark earlier this week on ABC‘s “The View” that “the Holocaust isn’t about race.”

She made the remark as she spoke about the Tennessee school board’s decision to ban Maus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust.

“Let’s be truthful about it … the Holocaust isn’t about race, ” said Goldberg. “It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.”

She later apologized, saying, “As [ADL CEO and national director] Jonathan Greenblatt shared, ‘The Holocaust was about the Nazis’ systematic annihilation of the Jewish people—who they deemed to be an inferior race.’ I stand corrected.”

In a statement, Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan said: “The statement by Whoopi Goldberg on the ABC talk show “The View”, only days after the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an unfortunate indication of a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the Holocaust and antisemitism.’’

‘’We must not mince words; people need to know what led to the Holocaust, the unprecedented murderous drive to annihilate the entire Jewish people their religion, culture and values by the Nazis and their collaborators, primarily due to of the unfounded belief that Jews were their foremost and extremely dangerous racial enemy,’’ Dayan added.

‘’While her apology and clarification are important, I extend a personal invitation to Ms. Goldberg and other influencers to learn more about the causes, events and aftermath of the Holocaust here at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem,” he said.

On Tuesday, ABC News announced its decision to suspended Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks, hours after she apologized.

In a statement, ABC News president Kim Godwin bluntly described Goldberg’s comments about the Holocaust  as “wrong and hurtful.”

“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments,” Godwin said. “The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.”

“Words matter and we must be cognizant of the impact our words have,”he told the channel’s staff members

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