The year 1939 wasn’t a good year for anyone. In 1939, France and England declared war on the Axis Powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan, starting World War II. During this time Nazi Concentration Camps formed under Hitler’s command and Japanese Internment Camps formed in America. While both camps were horrible things, they were not the same thing. Japanese Internment Camps and Nazi Concentration Camps, essentially, were not the same thing because of the reasons why they were formed, the outcome of the camps, and the effects they had on people.
The Japanese Internment camps were a product of discrimination. This is the same for the Concentration Camps in Europe. One would cause the deaths of millions of people. The other would cause the government to apologise to the people in the camps, and give 20,000 dollars in reparations.
The holocaust was known as a “systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its supporters. The Nazis who came into power in Germany in January 1933 believed that German’s were ‘racially inferior. '” (Introduction to the Holocaust, USHMM). During the peak of the Nazi regime, which was in the midst of the world war, the government implemented concentration camps as a method to “detain political and ideological opponents.” (Introduction to the Holocaust, USHMM). Progressively in the years leading to the end of the war, the Schutzstaffel (Hitler 's private bodyguards) and the Gestapo (secret police of Nazi Germany) imprisoned Jews, Roma, and others victims of inferior ethnic and
“Delay invites great danger. Rapid and united effort by all of the peoples of the world who are determined to remain free will insure a world victory of the forces of justice and of righteousness over the forces of savagery and of barbarism.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt’s message to Congress about declaring war on Germany.
In my opinion, the United states was not justified in its policy of keeping Japanese Americans in internment camps. These people were Americans just like those who chose to put them in camps. By singling out these people in camps, the government essentially legitimized racism against them. Most of them had committed no crimes against the United States. Most of them had not involved in the planning of any crimes against the United States.
Murder, death, and destruction versus relocation. During WWII, the Japanese were relocated away from vital military locations and moved inland into Japanese Internment Camps. The European Jews, Gypsies, mentally ill, and anyone that opposed Hitler were put into Concentration and Death Camps. Some people think they are the same, but I think otherwise. The Japanese Internment Camps and German Concentration Camps were not the same thing because, their leaders views are very different, intentionally causing harm or unintentionally causing harm, and conditions in the different types of 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 are many different types of camps in the world but there are two different types of camps that can be considered the same thing, there is Japanese Internment camps and there is Nazi Concentration camps. Japanese Internment camps and Nazi Concentration camps are two different things. One of the camps was made just to contain the Japanese until they sweared their allegiance. The other was made to kill the jews and make them work until they can no longer, witch ever comes first.
The Internment of Japanese Americans is a big part of American history, it was a terrible thing that the United states government did and caused harm to many innocent people. But, before we can judge if it was a bad thing that the government did or a good thing we must first take a in depth look at this part of history. In order to understand Japanese internment it is necessary to examine Japanese Americans’ lives before,during and after internment: what they dealt with, how it affected them, and how they moved on?
Overall, the Japanese were interned during World War one because they were seen as a hypothetical threat to U.S security.The U.S viewed the Japanese population as saboteurs and more specifically, a threat national security. In document B of the Japanese internment DBQ it describes how the U.S racistly generalized the Japanese as Saboteurs who would easily destroy anything in their sight. With the mass hysteria in regards to the stereotype, the U.S too more precaution in regards to the Japanese community and imprisoned them. Moreover, another reason the Japanese were interned is because the Japanese only posed a threat to American security on the West coast. Due to what AMericans thought were precautions, they made sure that no Japanese would
Their equality was destroyed at the start of the Holocaust. Prisoner clothes and numbers defined the Jews. Their names were a prisoner code. Moreover, on pg. 51, Wiesel states, “The three ‘veterans’, with needles in their hands, engraved a number on our left arms. I became A-7713. After that I had no other name.” It seems as if they were test subjects because they had been given that name. Also, they received rations of bread and soup, but it was most likely far less than the leaders of the camp, and most likely the food given wasn’t that healthy being that they were in a concentration camp. “The Hungarian Police made us get in- eighty people in each car. We were left a few loaves of bread and some buckets of water”, Wiesel stated on
World War II had lots of hard work to be done, and most of it was taken out on Jewish and Japanese people. The Japanese were put into internment camps, and the Jewish people in concentration camps. Not only was it the Jewish people, but people with mental illnesses, disabilities, and people who were homosexual. Anyone who was different was put into concentration camps. Even though they are similar, concentration and internment camps aren’t the same because one was out of fear, the other hatred, ‘actions’ versus ‘reactions’, and the Japanese had opportunities, while the Jewish didn’t.
At camp they would work untill the Nazi’s thought it was time to kill them. During 1933 the Nazis started to establish a network of camps. They were concentration camps due to the fact that they were used to concentrate enemies and certain groups of people in one place all together. Not one was better than the other for the Jews though, they all were gonna eventually gonna get killed by either sickness or the Nazi’s. The camps were not kept well, they were kept dirty and nasty cause it did not make a difference if they were clean or not to the