Compare And Contrast German And Japanese Internment Camps During Ww2

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How harsh were the Germans and Japanese? Were POWs and Jews treated the same? Were they kept in the same camps? Germany began WWII followed shortly by the Japanese. The Germans started the war when they began to abuse the Jews. Then Japan began to fight for world dominance. Germany, Japan, and their allies were know. as the Axis. The countries that entered the war to stop the Axis, such as the United States and England, were known as the Allies. Germany and Japan treated POWs (prisoners of war) slightly worse than Jews, kept them separate from the Jews, and were brutal to the POWs. POWs were treated very similar to the Jews, but they were treated slightly worse. POWs were kept in camps just like Jews. However, POWs were treated worse because they had been fighting against the Germans and Japanese when they were captured. Even though POWs were beaten worse, both got their fair share of beatings. The camps they were held in also looked very similar. Perhaps they were the same.…show more content…
Some think that they might have been kept in the same camps at times, but that is not the case. First of all, Japan didn’t really have any Jews in their custody. Only the Germans had a problem with Jews. Germany kept POWs and Jews separate at all times, as they had different relationships with both. The closest the POWs got to the outside world was internment camps, and only some of those were close to POW camps.
The Germans and the Japanese were merciless to the POWs. Only six of 2,700+ soldiers made it out of the Sandakan POW camp. Not to mention that the Soviets came in second place when it comes to total deaths in the war. Throughout WWII Germany contained about 5.7 million Soviet POWs. The Germans admitted that they only had 950,000 left in January of
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