Japanese Internment in WWII 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? Pearl Harbor is not the sole reason why we chose the Japanese Americans over German Americans for internment, they were other factors at play. We chose them because of the prejudice that traditional
For example, some of these laws close out Jews from places like parks, fired them from their jobs (i.e. government jobs), and Jewish doctors can only work for Jewish patients. During the night on November 9-10, 1938, Nazis started a pogrom against Jews in Austria and Germany in what hat they called, "Kristallnacht" also known as ("Night of Broken Glass"). The savage night involved the taking away and destroying of synagogues, sabotaging the windows of Jewish businesses, rob their stores, and they physically attacked many Jewish too. Also, about 30,000 Jews were sent to the concentration camps after arrested.
Only in Aushwitz, over 1 million jews found their death (USHMM). Siblings, twins and people with different physical or mental disabilities were taken to a part of the camp where doctors conducted experiments on them. They were drugged, injected with different substances, and held in starvation, which led to permanent consequences for the health of the ones who were saved or managed to get away (USHMM). Holocaust survivors who were experimented on have reported kidney and lung failures, development of cancer, etc. Concentration camps were the peak of human cruelty - they separated families, exploited people beyond their abilities, and showed no mercy towards anyone.
The Nanking, or Nanjing, Massacre occurred in only six weeks from 1937-1938 and has been described the “forgotten Holocaust of World War II”. The Imperial Japanese Army slaughtered an estimated 40,000 – 340,000 Chinese, tortured countless others, and committed one of the greatest mass rapes in world history in Nanking, the then capital of China. The Japanese destroyed military records in an effort to keep the massacre from becoming known worldwide. This cover-up – sometimes called The Second Rape of Nanking, a term coined by Iris Chang – is ongoing and largely carried out by a small, vocal minority of the Japanese government. The Nanking Massacre and its subsequent cover-up has led many to call the massacre a genocide; others insist the atrocities
They were previously “special targets of white hostility ” (Pbs 1) and when the bombing happened they were set up to be blamed. Before Japanese Americans could not own land, eat in white restaurants, and some could not become citizens. They were not considered real citizens of the united states and this caused people to believe that they were traitors and untrustworthy. The bombing gave Americans a chance to “ renew their hostility toward their Japanese neighbor.”(Pbs 1) This meant that they could take back what they claimed as theirs. The purpose of the US’s prevailing 2018 belief of the Japanese-Americans in 1941 was to make people as if they were obligated to falsely blame Japanese descent for the bombing.
The Civil liberties of the Japanese on the west-coast were more important than the common good because there was no valid evidence that the Japanese were planning an attack with their homeland. The Government illegally took away the Japanese’ civil rights, and it was unnecessary to remove the Japanese from their homes. First of all, there was no valid evidence that the Japanese were planning an attack on the United States with their homeland. During the world war, a man by the name of John Lesesne DeWitt, accused the Japanese people to have sabotaged various American households and property. However, in the article Japanese Internment Camps, the author states, “To argue his case, DeWitt prepared a report filled with known falsehoods, such as examples of sabotage that were later revealed to be the result of cattle damaging power lines.” As the quote shows, DeWitt had presented evidence that was complete fiction, but the president still agreed with DeWitt’s recommendation to relocate the Japanese although his
He cited this day as “a date which will live in infamy”. Because of an attack, more than 2,300 Americans lost their lives. After a few months later, on February 19, 1942, the Government announced that they’re going to interned Japanese Americans in concentration camps, passing an Executive order No. 9066. This order authorized the secretary of war to prescribe certain areas as military zones.
The Nazi’s and the swatzika are very bad things. The Nazi’s killed over six million Jewish men, women, and children and 60 million people died in World War II which lasted for six years. Adolph Hitler was voted in as German Chancellor in 1933. He then created the Nazi party with its Swastika as a symbol for the Nazi party meaning racial purity. An evil disgusting dictator named Adolf Hitler built concentration camps and tortured and killed millions and millions of innocent people including men, women, and children.
However, America once did the very thing it is disdainful of. In WWII, Americans discriminated against Japanese American citizens. In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, America hastily took the rights of Japanese Americans by placing them in Japanese Internment Camps, where atrocious conditions destroyed a culture’s faith in the Land of the Free. On December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes stealthily attacked an American naval base on the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii. Lasting just over two hours, the Japanese destroyed nearly 20 vessels, 8 large battleships, and over 300 fighter planes.
Holocaust Reflection: Hierarchy in Concentration Camps When I think of the Holocaust, I think of constant fear, horrible genocide of innocent people, and terrible living conditions. For twelve years, people were imprisoned for their faith, political views, or where their love lied. When learning about the terrible tragedy in middle school, I was under the impression that every person held prisoner in the concentration camps was treated the same, inhumane way. However, that assumption is completely false. While exploring the provided websites, I read things that I had already learned about the Holocaust in middle school.
How would you like to be forced out of your home and then sent to a location where you were forced to live there for an unknown amount of time? Well about 120,000 Japanese Americans were taken from their homes and sent to internment camps during World War II. The United States has been one of the most powerful and most imitated Nation throughout the world. However the United states is not perfect as it has made mistakes and unpolitical decisions that were based on fear and prejudeuce. Two months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had signed the Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-Americans to evacuate the West Coast.
In Canada Japanese families were forced into livestock buildings where they would wait months to be relocated. In both nations, the majority of those interned were either naturalized citizens or born in the nation. This unnecessary measurement erased the lives of thousands of citizens. At the end of the war, the people of British Columbia forced all Japanese to either return to Japan, which was still recovering after the devastating bombs, or move to another part of Canada. In America, with the Korematsu vs the United States case, the constitutionality of Roosevelt’s 9086 Order was argued and deemed the order constitutional during the War.
Japanese Americans got their citizenship taken away. The United States of America propaganda video declares “Japanese Americans homes, work, etc. were taken over for plane landings, oil industries, etc.” Also, Japanese Americans got their basic rights taken away. Pat Morita quotes “Had 5 days to get all of the their belongings figured out.” Jews had a unlivable environment. The Holocaust Document adds that “60,000 Jews in one camps and around piles of dead bodies.” This made the Jews even weaker by knowing that they can die at any moment.
Persecution or hatred? Treated like animals or people? The Americans forced all Japanese-Americans to go to internment camps during World War I. And the Germans forced all Jewish people to go to concentration camps in World War II. Both very different camps.
“Two months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 ordering all Japanese-Americans to evacuate the west coast.” (History.com 2015) This decision eventually led to the internment of Japanese citizens against their will. Fear, Panic and bad Counsel Led President franklin D.