Rough Draft Japanese POW Camps The Japanese prisoner of war camps were prisons ran by savages, with no rules. These camps were built for soldiers that surrendered in World War Two, and lasted until the end of the war. These camps were ran by savages that saw us less than dogs, and treated people worse than the Germans did. "There were many indeed who became so demoralized that they abandoned every tenet of personal integrity, honor, loyalty, and the accepted standards of human behavior.”
The time spent imprisoned by the Japanese, the suffering stripped both Louie and his friend Phil’s dignity away. Soon after landing in the Marshall islands, Phil and Louie were imprisoned and tormented. It started with eating off the ground, “... Louie crawled about their cells, picking up slivers of biscuit and putting them into their mouths” (Hillenbrand 185). The Japanese believed being captured by the enemy is a man without his dignity.
Almost all Japanese Americans were punished and held accountable for the actions of a small group. Many of the camps didn’t provide the proper care for the families they were holding, when they could have remained home living their normal life. Lastly, many Japanese Americans were forced to accept racism as the ‘new norm’ which is inhumane.
Kogawa and her family, along with many other Japanese-Canadians were placed in internment camps because there was a fear that the Japanese would retaliate. They seized everything from them including; their jobs, vehicles, homes, and much more. They were sent to live in horrible living conditions and were never compensated for what they went through. She states that there are several other ways to solve the explosive problems. The poetic elements that enforce this theme are repetition, imagery, and illusions.
During World War II, efforts were made to make Japanese- American internees and American POWs in Japan “invisible.” At POW camps, guards tried to deprive the POWs of their dignity. Hillenbrand writes, “On Kwajalein the guards sought to deprive them of something that sustained them even as all else had been lost: dignity.” (Unbroken, 182) In addition to being beaten and starved, the men were deprived of their dignity, “This self-respect and sense of self-worth” (Unbroken, 182) essential for life.
She was left to take care of Li-Lin as her family in Nanjing were all mercilessly murdered by the Taiping soldiers. For example, after the invasion, Su-Yin was left without a job. The Chun household and other staff that she worked for ran away to their families or were murdered by the relentless soldiers. The now, treacherous city of Nanjing has left a vast amount of carnage and Su-Yin deliberating about the grieving families that remain. This external conflict has left her full of terror.
Death was the norm in the concentration camp. Many people starved, died of illnesses, or were murdered by the Nazis. They didn't know if they would live to see the next
The prisoners had seen and experienced so much brutality, endured repeated beatings, and humiliated beyond imagination, so one more death did not affect them. Their emotions hardened to the point of being non-existent… or so they thought. Although the prisoners seemed hardened and unaffected by death, a different hanging did deeply affect them.
Eliezer begins to lose faith in god. He starts to struggle a lot, physically and mentally, and he feels like god is punishing him. Elie tried very hard to help his father and also himself and he even asked god to take him out of his misery. He becomes very confused because he doesn’t understand why god would let such a thing happen and why the Germans are wanting to kill all of the jews. Him being “punished” like this by god is what pushes him to keep going and try to live because he wants to prove to god that there wasn’t a reason to give up on him.
They see soldiers and civilians dying, and are made kill others. Prisoners of war are often mistreated, and conditions for those who aren’t captured are still not given good living conditions. Many soldiers who live are injured and have near-death experiences. Billy Pilgrim, the main character from Slaughterhouse-Five, was emotionally scarred from the war, and therefore believed he was time-travelling. Little things would upset him or bring back memories of the war because of the ordeal through which he went.
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.
Both Mary and Equiano suffered greatly upon their being taken. They both endured mental, physical, and emotional distress at being torn from their families and friends. Equiano was only a child when he was taken from his village, away from everything and everyone he had ever known, so the natural fear of parental separation would be terrifying in itself. Many years later, as he was being shipped overseas, he witnessed the cruel and inhumane treatment of innocent people. In describing the living conditions of the slave ship, Equiano states, “The shrieks of the women, and the groans of the dying, rendered the whole a scene of horror almost inconceivable” (Equiano 1279).
Japanese Internment Camps of WWII WWII was a tragic, despair filled time for many all around the world, but people seem to forget that the battles overseas were only the beginning. While the Germans were fighting their own wars within their country with Adolf Hitler, National Socialism, and the beginnings of the Holocaust, Americans were dealing with the Japanese Internment Crisis of the same time period. The Japanese Internment Crisis was a tug of war within the states between trust and deception, and secrecy and paranoia, which lead to lives lost, opportunity diminished, and most of all, a massive dent in the United State’s reputation. Ever since this devastating event, trust within the United States had never been the same, which reflects our problems and conflicts within the world today. II.
“It was December 7th 1941 Pearl Harbor was just bombed, and America doesn 't know what to do but declare war on Japan.” “Making them officially in WWII”. “America is afraid that there are Japanese spies planted all over America.” “The result was to dehumanize all Japanese Americans by putting them in special camps called Internment Camps.” “Basically America 's Concentration camps, but not as hash.”
Nazi concentration camps and Japanese internment camps aren’t the same because of how they got treated in the camps. First, in concentration camps, Jews were starved. Nazi camps starved the Jews until they were considered “human skeletons” and could not even walk. Second, some Jews had to fall from great heights for a job. A job for Jews was sometimes to fall from high places so the SS could see how high somebody could be dropped until they broke a bone.