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 Nazi Concentration camp was made to kill the Jews or make them work until they can no longer usually it was both they would work you until you couldn 't work anymore then they would kill you. Although people would say they were the same because the people in the camps were still taken from their homes forcefully, and they were both treated like dirt but people in Japanese Internment camps were never going to the camp to die, unlike the Nazi camps, we only did that so that we could move them away from some of the crucial resource areas. The Japanese-Americans we settled very close to some very important resource facilities crucial for the war and didn 't want to risk an attack. Japanese Internment camps and Nazi Concentration camps are two very different things.
Nazi concentration camps and Japanese internment camps are not essentially the same thing by reasons people moved, the treatment, and conditions. Nazi concentration camps and Japanese internment are not essentially the same thing because they were moved out of different reasons. Hitler had hate against the Jewish people. Hitler thought that Jews were causing most of Germany’s
Japanese Internment Camps On december 7, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. They destroyed seven battleships, 121 aircrafts, and killed 2,400 people. A year after Pearl Harbor the government opened Japanese internment camps. Although the internment camps were for the Japanese, it was just like what Hitler did to the Jews.
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 Nazi Concentration Camps and Japanese Internment Camps were not the same thing because of the purpose they had behind them. First, the American government
The Japanese were put into internment camps for a safety precaution because of what their country did to our Military base. All of their personal belongings were taken after they packed only 1 luggage per family. They were forced into terrible living conditions and they couldn 't even buy their own land in the internment camp.
The entire camp was guarded by armed soldiers. The center was crowded and built hastily, something that resembled German camps. However there was never a single shred of evidence that could indicate a trace of men, women, or children that were confined in the relocation centers had aided the enemy or planned to do so. The Japanese-American Internment Camps were considered glory to the German Camps. In Germany the largest Jewish Internment Camp was the Auschwitz.
Japanese Americans were interned to camps for multiple reasons. Such as, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the war hysteria caused from the Japanese. The president declaring war on Japan had a huge part into internment too. During world war 2 between 110,000 and 120,000 people with Japanese ancestry were forced relocation into the Western interior of the United States. They stayed there from 1942 to 1945 due to executive order 9066. There civil rights as well as there freedom were taken away from them without choice.
Dying in war was an honorable thing in the minds of the japanese; therefore seeing people surrendering was like seeing a dead skunk on the side of the road. The japanese pow camps were a lot worse than the german camps. In the german camps the prisoners had to go through medical experiments, malnutrition, forced labor, \ Kronk 3 and gas chambers. In the japanese pow camps the prisoners had to go through random torture, forced labor in terrible conditions, malnutrition, people dying everywhere, and something the prisoners called “give-up-itus.”
Whilst the Japanese were being sent to the camps, many people on the west coast were hanging racist signs in storefronts and neighborhoods giving the obvious notice that Japs were not welcome. This attitude of hatred is what caused the poor conditions of the internment camps on the west coast, carried out and justified by the idea that the white Americans were better than the Japanese Americans due to the suspicion of espionage. The Japanese Americans were thought of as spies therefor they were thrown into internment camps where the discriminatory attitude of western Americans brought upon their unjust treatment. The pressure of WWII caused the American government to make unecessary precautions in hopes of protecting a nation when they in fact they divided it.
The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside.
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.
There were signs in neighborhoods saying “Japs weren’t welcome anymore”. Many were not even able to rebuild the lives they had before. Even if you just looked Japanese, you were sent into one of the internment camps, no questions asked. The U.S. thought they were protecting themselves by putting them in the internment camps, but when doing that they were wrong. All those people they put in the camps were innocent.
How would you feel if one day you were told to leave your whole life behind to live in captivity just because people halfway across the world did something wrong? This horror story was all too true for the thousands of Japanese Americans alive during World War II. Almost overnight, thousands of proud Japanese Americans living on the west coast were forced to leave their homes and give up the life they knew. The United States government was not justified in the creation of Japanese internment camps because it stripped law-abiding American citizens of their rights out of unjustified fear. Furthermore, the United States should do more to compensate the families of those impacted by internment because the recompense provided initially was minimal and should be considered an affront to the memory of the victims.
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.”