Heart Mountain Concentration Camp Essay

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In the study of history, events leading to tragic are being taught to avoid future mistakes, as well as to prevent recurring flaws. Many times, certain situations occurred in the past are meant to teach us a valuable lessons. For instance, one of the examples is the Japanese Internment Camp, also known and called the “Relocation Camp” during World War II. America entered World War II, when a sudden attack was made by Japan in the Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. In just a 24 hour period, it was reported that 1,291 ordinary Japanese-American leaders from different communities were detained by the F.B.I. without any charges. Not even long before the year 1941, there were already histories of underlying discrimination and prejudice against Asian Americans based on their ethnicity. Not only did the attack worsen the situation for Japanese immigrants, it also drew more attention to their possible future “threats” and their loyalty to the U.S.. The aftermath of…show more content…
It was chosen mainly for its isolation away from other settlements in Wyoming and for its cheap sources of water and transportation needs. Interviews were conducted with several internees years after the release from this particular camp. Kara Kondo, being one of the internees, were asked on what she remembered on the day of mass removal, “I think I’ll always remember the sound of the gate clanging behind you and knowing that you were finally under, you had barbed wires around you, and you were really being interned” (Ikeda). Bill Hosokawa was another person to be interviewed; “The fence was a very big issue. One of the main causes of resentment in the assembly centers was that they were all fenced in. There was really no need for a fence. And after the camp was pretty well settled, the army decided to put up a barbwire fence around the camp and put up watchtowers”
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