Japanese-American Concentration Camps

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The United States of America and Germany, fear and anger, assumptions and judgement, Japanese and Jewish, internment camps and concentration camps, and death. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, two months later Executive Order 9066 was signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Order 9066 caused an evacuation of all Japanese-Americans on the West Coast. In Nazi Germany, about 20,000 camps were established to imprison all Jewish people. “These camps were used for a range of purposes including forced-labor camps, transit camps which served as temporary way stations, and killing centers built primarily or exclusively for mass murder.” according to ushmm.org. Concentration and internment camps both included barbarous, infelicitous camps that withdraw human rights, a country’s government making prejudiced suppositions, and asymmetrical treatment. Both concentration and internment camps demonstrated austere, undesirable conditions and withdrew human rights. George Takei, a Japanese-American that lived through the internment camps as a boy, was too young to appreciate the irony in in the …show more content…

The Japanese-American Relocation may be thought of as done out of fear, but the American government still locked them away in places where guns were faced inward toward the camp community and the Japanese had no rights or freedom. And the Jewish concentration camps may have been more harsh than the internment camps, but both events were a dreadful time in history. Japanese internment camps in America, Jewish concentration camps in Germany, internment camps thought to be out of fear for the Japanese but actually from them, internment and concentration camps both originating from anger, assumptions and judgments lead to why the Japanese and Jews were being held captive, these camps were deadly and life

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