The point Mr. Campos made was that Jews have the right to define themselves and tell others, "no, I will not be defined by you" if they so choose.
Yeah that is the point. People get to define themselves. Not all people who were imprisoned as Jews considered themselves Jews in a religious sense or any sense. So to call them a faith group is simply inaccuarate. The Nazis classed people according to their own racial system and that was wrong. People as individuals should have the right to be or not to be considered part of an ethno-religious "tribe" if they wish. Some may wish to be considered Jewish and some not. That's up to them. It's not up to you, the Nazis or anyone to lump them together as a religious or ethno-religious or racial group.
Michael Berenbaum is Jewish and a scholar of the holocaust. I agree with what he said about the issue.
Jews were victimized not because of what they did, nor because of what they were. They were targeted for destruction because of what their grandparents were ...
Alone of all the groups targeted by the Nazis, the Jehovah's Witnesses were victimized because of what they refused to do. They would not enlist in the army, undertake air raid drills, stop meeting or proselytizing. They would not utter the words 'Heil Hitler.' Their dissent was irksome, disciplined and systematic ...
Jews had no choice. Jehovah's Witnesses did. As such, they are martyrs in the traditional sense of the term - those prepared to suffer and even to die for the choice of their faith.
Michael Berenbaum, former director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum