There conditions were very unsanitary. They were fed very little a day and often fed only after a day of starvation. They were often overworked. If they were too slow, a guard would often punish them by whipping them. When they would get transported to a new concentration camp, they would stay in a box car on a train for days or even a week with very little food and water.
“Seeing there was nothing I can do for the lieutenant, I continued to my battle station” is the feeling you get when learning about Pearl Harbor. It was the end of 1941, and America felt it was an untouchable world power. Little did they know that Japan was going to attack them. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese came with their fleet and ambushed Pearl Harbor, which not only killed and wounded many Americans but also changed American history. It weakened America to the point that it lost its sense of invincibility, power and security.
Most people did not have much money to buy food and necessities, and many lived in rural areas, mostly immigrants. Industrialization upgraded machines, but downgraded people’s health due to more pollutants getting put into the air. Along with this there were very poor working conditions that decreased people’s health. Upton Sinclair showed that industries should have safer and more sanitary working conditions before employing people to work and distributing their product, in order to decrease the amount of injuries and illnesses, in The Jungle. Sinclair wrote about how most of the machines in the factories were very dangerous.
In the 1900s there was a lot of conflict between the Native Americans and America, the Native Americans have been around longer than the other explorers who came after some time and decided to take their land and, there was conflict between the Japanese after the Japanese had bombed an American base in Hawaii (Pearl Harbor). But who was treated the worst? The Native Americans were. This was because they had their children taken from them, were forced onto reservations, and they only had the clothes that were on their back. The Japanese were put into internment camps for a safety precaution because of what their country did to our Military base.
There descriptive pictured on the wall that showcased the living conditions in which Japanese people resided. They were living in tar-paper barrack-like structures, which were surrounded by barbed wires. These camps were in areas surrounded by swamps and deserts. There was no privacy for bathrooms, so they had a communal bathroom, with few sanitary supplies. Despite being incarcerated for four years, the Japanese Americans wanted to maintain a normal life; they started sport teams, church and schooling.
The Jews that were not killed immediately were given the worst jobs and most times were deprived of food. During the last few years of this camp Jews were shipped here by the mass loads to be executed, this was the Nazi’s answer to dealing with their “Jewish issue.” The Roma population that was housed at Auschwitz were held as prisoners mainly for prostitution and for not having a job. Because they are considered gypsies, the Germans labeled them as aliens or outsiders. Roma’s were treated slightly better in the camp, they were not subjected to the gas chambers, got to wear normal clothes and live with their families. These people still suffered from disease and other hardships that the other prisoners were subjected to.
The blankets were cheap and small, the beds were made of straw and as a result, a perfect bed was not tangible. If a bed was not properly made, guards used this as an opportunity to beat prisoners. Next prisoners had some time to wash themselves up and get ready to begin work. Prior to working, prisoners were given little time to eat a meager breakfast. After breakfast, the Jews were lined up in rows of ten and counted.
In 1942, policy makers of the United States, faced with an increasingly daunting threat from the west made a fateful decision to confine 120 thousand Japanese American citizens in internment camps, displacing thousands of families and creating an anti-Japanese sentiment that would persist in America for years to come. Not only was this morally wrong, it was factually incorrect that the our fellow citizens the Japanese Americans were disloyal as demonstrated by their heroism as American soldiers in the European theater.
Some things in life are difficult to understand without experience. The special bond between a father and son or the adrenaline felt running from elderly neighbors post broken window, and on a completely different level, the Holocaust. A whole religion placed on the chopping block as the scapegoat for a crippling country’s mistakes. WWI left Germany in an embarrassing situation after, debatably, being the root cause of the war. Respect and the high self esteem Germans held plummeted to an all time low.
Lastly with so many Americans losing their lives America officially joined World War II. After Japan had all but openly declared war on America, American citizens and military personnel were in an uproar. To add on to that unquenchable fury not only did Japanese Imperial Navy attack Pearl Harbor it also attacked all of the american outposts in the Pacific. After the japanese attacks on the american outposts Japan occupied all of the formerly american protected territory. Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein.
The sick Jews did not get took care of very well most of the people died that were in the nursing stations. The bergen belsen camp was the first actually decent camp It did not make you do any labour when all the other camps made you do stuff. Other camps had jobs you had to do but Bergen-Belsen camp had jobs that you could do you don’t have to do them tho. Bergen belsen camp had people dying left and right when at other camps this was not happening and this is when they started making the prisoners do jobs to make there blood flow. The highest amount of people dying a day at the camp was 1,500 people due to not have any blood flowing because they were sitting all the time.
in the summer time and 4:30 p.m. in the wintertime. Then the roll call would take place again and if someone was missing they wouldn 't get to eat until that prisoner was found. Then they would get “leisure time” and that would consist of the prisoner doing anything that they wanted to do within their barracks until lights out at 9 p.m. which was when everyone had to be perfectly silent they could not make any noise or even leave their bunks until they get waken up. (Daily life in the concentration camps) The daily lives of the prisoners in the concentration camps was very harsh, but Adolf Hitler actually thought what he was doing was right. It took many years for Germany to fully recover from the holocaust.