Prisoner of war camps were common during World War II. However, the book Unbroken displays the true horrors that were in the Japanese prisoner of war camps. This book captures the life of Louis Zamperini and tells the horrendous conditions that he and other prisoners faced during their time in the prisons. The Japanese internment camps did not fulfill the purpose of the camp, the treatment of the prisoners that they deserved; also the prisoners were given meaningless jobs to fulfill.
It may surprise you that during World War ll (WWll), here in America, we also had Prisoner of War (POW) camps. What might be even more surprising is that there were even a few here in the state of Nebraska. There were many POW camps in Nebraska, but who would have guessed there would be a camp in Atlanta, Nebraska, a little town of one hundred thirty-one people. The thousands of prisoners held in Nebraska, the design of the Camp Atlanta, and last but not least, what the conditions were like inside the camp are three of the main points to discuss.
In 1975, Michael Shaara wrote one of the most classic Civil War books ever, The Killer Angels. In The Killer Angels, Shaara portrays the perspectives of many soldiers who fought in the Civil War including those from both sides, the North and the South. Civil War soldiers fought for something more than just manhood, duty, government, and their country. They fought for and against slavery, which for most soldiers was their primary motivation beyond defending their home. Slavery for many was more than just an institution, it was the fabric of their economic society that provided the wealth and opportunity to the South. Without slavery the South could not operate and prosper which made it impossible for the notion of emancipation. However, those in the North did not immediately rely on the institution of slavery in such dire manner. For Northerners, empathy was easier to practice. As the notion of emancipation became more widely discussed by politicians during the abolitionist movement tensions between the North and the South rose. The idea that the nation could eradicate the lifeblood of the southern plantations was deemed unacceptable and the southern states felt helpless. The South fought for state’s rights which is synonymous with slavery as that was the most important right they were fighting for, and the North fought to keep the South from seceding, largely due to South’s interest in maintaining slavery as
The civil war started on April 12,1861 at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. It all started when the union soldiers got bombarded at Fort Sumter.. One of the main reasons for the Civil War was the disagreement between freedom and slave states. The north against the south was another name for it. A Civil War is when a country fights against each other. The north wanted to keep the country together as whole. The south wanted to keep slaves. There were about 2,128,948 united soldiers that went to fight in the Civil War, and about 620,000 died while fighting for their freedom. They fought in many places like Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Stones River, Shiloh, and Spotsylvania, ect.
North Korea, the modern day dystopia, has many similarities. There society is similar to a prison camp. They do not have a lot of human rights. North Korea is related to Anthem because the people who live in this society are closely monitored and controlled heavily by their governments.
To us, the Northerners, the Civil War was a great event that banned slavery in the South. Slavery was wrong in every way in the United States because everyone was made equally and shall be treated equally. On the Constitution, it states that “all men are created equal”, the word “men” should include all white men and all black men. Freed slaves should not be captured again and used them for labor work. Freed slaves should have freedom everywhere throughout America. Slavery should not be legal anywhere in America. The South should not own slaves for their own benefit. The South were not treating the slaves as humans but as properties, they do not feed enough for them nor give them warmth in the winter. These slaves are suffering from their masters
The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South from 1861 to 1865. The disagreement of whether or not to abolish slavery was what started the Civil war, with the North wanting to rid America of slavery, while the South wanted to keep slavery alive. In the beginning of the Civil War it was considered a “white man’s war”. This seems quite odd considering it was a war fought over the enslavement of African Americans. When learning about the Civil War in school students often hear about Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant and of course Abraham Lincoln, but what about some of the key African Americans during the Civil War, such as Frederick Douglas, Mary Bowser, and Mary Touvestre. Those names might sound familiar, but when asked
Andersonville was built in April of 1864 . The Confederacy made Andersonville to hold captured Union soldiers because of better security and more supplied food. Andersonville is known as the South’s largest confederate military prison . The prison , after 14 months , had confined 45,000 soldiers with 400 more coming each day. Out of those 45,000 soldiers , 13,000 died from disease , poor living conditions , starvation , overcrowding , or exposure to harsh weather conditions. The building is surrounded by pine logs aligned in a vertical position , making them taller and harder to escape. Henry Wirz was the one in charge. What he said goes. Henry was hanged after an unfair trial on conspiracy and murder relating to the prison.
Captain Henry Wirz, was a Swiss citizen and Confederate officer during the American Civil War. After a European tour with the Confederate President, he returned to Georgia in 1864 and was appointed commandant the new military prison at Camp Sumter, which became formally known as Andersonville. Captain Wirz was obscenely harsh in with the prisoners of war and it had continued until prison was closed April 10, 1865. Shortly thereafter, he was arrested for the bloodhounds that killed over fifty escaped prisoners, and of killing thirteen men by his own hand. (Levitt) This scene is accurate to the historical atrocities that had taken place. prison was closed April 10, 1865. Shortly thereafter, he was arrested for the crime accused, sent to the Old Capitol Prison in Washington D.C. May 10, 1865, to await a trial. In “The Andersonville Trial,” Captain Wirz was tried in Washington D.C. for
. From those 500,000 laborers, 200,000 black soldiers and circumnavigators, a multitude of them were former veterans, served in the armed forces (Holzer). The North now had more strategies and tactics. The discharged captives could also barricade forts, positions, stations, and other locations, and to other mens bateaus (Emancipation Proclamation Civil Rights in the United States). The Emancipation Proclamation proved superior, Lee capitulated his army at Appomattox Court near Lynchburg, Virginia. This ended the Civil War (Bodenner). By the time the Civil War ended, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had freed many laborers. By freeing the slaves, Lincoln hoped to dispossess the South of its prime source of labor and inspire escaped slaves
Andersonville was the worst prison during the civil war. The prisoners were forced to live in the worst conditions, with disease killing most of them because there wasn’t medicine that they could take to fight off the illness. There were many dangers facing the prisoners in the prison like raiders and thieves. However, the flag displayed in the prison helped these men in hopeless times, acting as inspiration and giving them hope. Prisons now have been reformed to make them better for the prisoners. Andersonville lead on to many prison reforms around the United States.
Ulysses S. Grant took no part in the operation in the prison camps. He did not have anything to do with the creation of these camps let alone taking part in the operation, which he could not have done based on his rank early in the war. Most of the camps were built and officially started operating between the years 1861 and 1862, when Grant was off "displayed his military prowess early in the conflict. In 1861, he led 3,000 troops into his first major engagement.” This meaning he was busy in combat while other leaders when discussing the camps. There is also the instance in 1863, Grant, was placed in command over the District of Tennessee, orchestrated the capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi, which sat high on a bluff above the Mississippi River.
During the Civil War, it is said that almost 180,000 Black Soldiers served in the Union Army. The families of these soldiers would camp in nearby makeshift villages to be near their husbands, sons and fathers. The soldiers assisted them the best they could by share food and clothing from their military rations. Nearly 40,000 Black Soldiers died during the course of the war with 30,000 due to infections and diseases. Although Blacks were giving the chance to fight for their freedom, they were still not looked as equals. Black soldiers served in artillery and infantry and performed all noncombat support functions that sustain an army, as well. Black carpenters, chaplains, cooks, guards, laborers, nurses, scouts, spies, steamboat pilots, surgeons, and teamsters also contributed to the war cause. (Freeman1) The North thought of slavery as immoral but they still did not want to fight and die next to Black Soldiers, and Blacks captured as POWs by the Confederate Army was treated far more severely than their White counter
Horror stories about the brutal treatment of inmates in prisons has been the focus of several popular movies over the last few decades. The fact is that prison brutality is real and prisoners at Alabama prisons went on strike to protest against inhuman conditions and treatment at Alabama prisons. The 29,000 male and female prisoners that are housed in Alabama prisons went on strike May Day. The prison strike clearly showed that prisoners are coming together to organize and demand better conditions along with better treatment.
Starving, cold, unclothed, sick, and hard working people were all put in concentration camps and treated horribly. The Jewish workers worked hard all day everyday or else they would get killed. The way the Nazi’s treated the Jews was extremely bad, the Jews would not get food, clothes, beds, and other necessities. There were all types of camps that had all kinds of jobs, you were assigned a job and didn 't get to pick a job. The Jews had a very compact schedule, they were busy all day, never any time to waste. Since no doctors, lots of diseases got passed around throughout the camps. The life of Jews controlled by Nazi’s was no life to live.