Shirley MacLaine Claims Holocaust Victims Were Paying for Past Sins

Veteran actress Shirley MacLaine drew the ire of Jewish groups Thursday after passages from her recently published book suggest that the six million Jews and others who died in the Holocaust were “balancing their karma” by paying for sins in a previous life.

MacLaine, 80, also compared Stephen Hawking to Jesus, writing that just as Jesus chose martyrdom, Hawking “chose to live” with a debilitating disease.

The passages are found in MacLaine’s memoir, “What If… A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know For Sure,” published last year, reports the Daily Mail.

Of Holocaust victims, MacLaine writes:

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