Rough Draft Japanese POW Camps The Japanese prisoner of war camps were prisons ran by savages, with no rules. These camps were built for soldiers that surrendered in World War Two, and lasted until the end of the war. These camps were ran by savages that saw us less than dogs, and treated people worse than the Germans did. "There were many indeed who became so demoralized that they abandoned every tenet of personal integrity, honor, loyalty, and the accepted standards of human behavior.” (Gregory U. )This means that the Japanese treated the people so badly they became like wild animals.
Not only that, but the Jews were also forced to wear a star to show their separation from the rest of society. Plus, when the Jews were forced into ghettos, they were so far alienated that they believed that living in these horrible living conditions was a good thing. (Wiesel 10-11). Similarly, the alienation of specific groups of people in the Cambodian genocide was extremely harsh. Pol Pot, a leader in the Cambodian genocide that is similar to Hitler in the Holocaust, filled the people with hate of those “tainted with non-Khmer traits,” such as having an education, speaking a different tongue, or having a minority background (Bergin 33-34).
Life of an Indentured Servant Life was not easy in my hometown as there was poverty and hunger everywhere. At a young age of 14, I have seen many difficult times as I saw my parents and siblings going without food for days. My name is Paul, a 14 years old English boy from Bristol, England. There were a bunch of traders who came in our town and offered us jobs in America. “Earning wages at all was difficult in England since job opportunities were shrinking” (The American Promise 65).
It all started off with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this spelled trouble for the Japanese immigrants already settled in America. They worked hard to overcome discrimination and managed to establish small businesses and farms (Roosevelt, 1942, p. 112). Another reason for such the drastic measure taken, was the growing distrust in Japanese immigrants and their children. To justify taking the Japanese Americans, General John L. DeWitt was convinced that they were more loyal to their Japanese heritage than their American citizenship (Roosevelt, 1942, p. 112). Internment Camps Due to the lack of trust in the Japanese citizens and immigrants, President Kennedy ordered them all to be sent to detention camps.
The first stage of the Khmer Rouge regime was to send the 2 million cambodians to labor camps to work on farms where there wasn’t enough food, little medical attention and harsh working conditions (“Killing Fields”, 2008). They were forced out of their homes and forced on a long journey which showed to be dangerous for the very young and old, as many of them ended up dying along the way. Soon after many more died from starvation and random executions (Spangenburg and Moser 56-57). If you lived in Cambodia during that time, you would be sent to a labor camp without any choice, and without any information of where you were going. They didn’t give them any food when they were on a monthlong journey and many ended up starving.
One of the ethical issues of the Nike was abusing the employees and using the child labor in overseas factories. Employees were abused physically and mentally. The physical abuses of employees were slapping, kicking and scratching until some people bled. Management mentally abused employees by calling them monkey, dog, and pig. The employees were making $0.50 an hour and they were keeping their mouths shut.
After the Civil War conditions were really bad because a lot of homes and personal properties were destroyed. Because of the War the Union lost 370,000 troop members and the Confederacy lost 260,000. Total 375,000 troop members were injured. Many civilians in the South died because of access to food was infrequent. I believe Reconstruction was necessary because after four long years of war they should move on from it and reunite as one.
Almost all Japanese Americans were punished and held accountable for the actions of a small group. Many of the camps didn’t provide the proper care for the families they were holding, when they could have remained home living their normal life. Lastly, many Japanese Americans were forced to accept racism as the ‘new norm’ which is inhumane. Imprisoning thousands of Japanese and disciplining them for the actions of a small group, is inappropriate and unfair. Due to the internment camps, many family members were lost and many families were torn apart.
One of the most horrible events of the Japanese occupation of China was the Nanjing massacre. However, in this modern society, most people do not know about how and why many Chinese were butchered in the city of Nanjing. In addition, the Nanjing massacre is denied by many conservative Japanese politicians because this event is seen as Japan’s greatest shame and they do not want their future generations to know and learn about the terrible massacre. But, there are many possible explanations why this event happened and generally many historians believe that the brutal Nanjing massacre occurred because of the very tough fight that Chinese armies had put up in Shanghai in 1937. However, “Japanese imperialism and their desire for expansion” and
As aforementioned, the only group of people excluded from the Knights of Labor were the Chinese. Even more oppressed were the blacks and the Native Americans. The blacks were stuck in a cycle of slavery known as sharecropping while the natives were consistently and brutally expelled from their rightful land. In contrast to most immigrants’ and blacks’ rights, many natives were only allowed citizenship after behaving on reservations for twenty-five years; others only needed to be in America for three years to become citizens. Blacks were consistently denied their deserved voting rights due to reading tests.
Some Japanese-Americans died in the camps, because of lack of medical care, and food shorted.” “The soldiers shot them if they did not follow the rules or orders the camp had.” “As it states on www.ushistory.org “In 1944, two and a half years after signing executive order 9066, Fourth-term President Franklin D. Roosevelt resigned the order, the last internment camp was closed by the end of 1945.” “In 1988 the congress paid each survivor of the camps twenty thousand dollars.” “It is estimated that seventy three million dollars people are still getting their money for the violation of their freedom.” “At the end, President Ronald Reagan signed a paper that provided an apology to the Japanese for putting them in the Internment
In 1945, survivors were liberated from camps all over Asia. Only 13,900 of the prisoners of war survived. The Australian prisoners of war were often forced to live in uninhabitable places, perform exhausting manual labor, have no medical treatment, were starved, abused, maltreated, beaten and mocked by their Japanese
After the West Coast eviction to the internment camps on March 24th, 1942, the Japanese Internment began. The inmates were prohibited from leaving their quarters, and restricted their movement as well as an added curfew for nighttime hours. The quality of the camp procedures greatly varied from location to location, but most location provided the minimum quality of life that would be granted a soldier with the lowest military rank. Other camps had no cooking or even plumbing facilities whatsoever, due to them being built on such short notice. The camps were often cramped, forcing over twenty people into living spaces that were meant for families of four.
Virginia later had to retreat because of the Union 's continuous fires. Day three of the Gettysburg battle Lee tried one more attempt to get supplies and win the battle once and for all. Lee would have won if his army wasn 't weak,they had not slept for days and barely had food, leading Lee to his first lose. Gettysburg was one of the most decisive battles ever because they went to Gettysburg looking for food and resources and then came out of the war with 15,000 dead in total. It has been a rumor saying that the Union went to the city looking for shoes but although there was a shoe factory they didn 't go for that they went for food.
Conditions at these camps were very harsh and the mortality rate, or the chance you have of getting out alive, was on average 27%. There were more than 150 prison camps established throughout the Civil War. They were all filled way past their capacity limits so inmates were very crowded with very little provisions and surrounded by disease. Three infamous prison camps are the Union’s Fort Delaware, Elmira Prison in New York, and Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison. An estimated 56,000 men perished in prison camps during the Civil War.