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.
One article states, “During WWII, the MS St. Louis was a ship that carried over 900 Jewish refugees from Germany. The passengers were unable to find refuge in North America and, after returning to Europe, many perished in the Holocaust.” (Jewish-Canadian Community Projects). While at the time, no one knew the mass scale of destruction and slaughter the Nazis had planned for the Jews, Canada still played a hand in their deaths by refusing them to admit them into Canada. By forcing them to return to Europe, they ultimately forced the Jews to face impending doom.
Anyone who was of Japanese heritage was systematically removed from their homes and sent to internment camps. The money was used to pay the realtors and auctioneers and to handle fees and cover storage. The money remaining usually were given as small allowances to the people living in internment camps. The Japanese Canadians had to pay for their own internment. The federal cabinet was headed by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and and he was the one who deemed the internment of Japanese-Canadians.
Uchida does this to shows how the POrtrayal the US gave Japanese affects the lives of Japanese families, how Kenichi must help his family because they're dad got taken away. Since the Japanese god portrayed as untrustworthy by the US, the Japanese had to go to an internment camp which the Japanese were told on short notice so they had to get rid of their belongings fast and pack only what was needed. “Remember,” ken cautioned, “were only supposed to take whatever we can carry. That means no more than two suitcases each.”(33 ) Ken was being responsible and making sure that Yuki knew what she had to pack in the small bag to go to the internment camp.
It is another instance of blatant racism and suffering of others for Canada’s benefit. For white Canadian’s to ‘feel safe’ the Japanese Canadians had to endure such awful circumstances. Moreover, it is heart-breaking to learn how much these events have affected people’s lives such as David Suzuki’s, “To this day, I don’t like the way I look on television and don’t like watching myself on my own TV Programs” (340). Due to the constant racism and propaganda during the war, Suzuki is left with negative feelings towards his nationality that remain with him. Many view this ordeal as a mistake and it was on Canada’s part.
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.
However, the Japanese government continues to deny that this event ever happened and fails to teach it in their school curriculum. Many Japanese civilians are clueless as to what happened during the war between China and Japan. After the Rape of Nanking ended, very few Japanese soldiers were put on trial, and only seven were executed. Many of the men who participated in the mass killing and raping of the Chinese continued to hold political office after their time in the army was completed. Iris Chang wrote this book in such exorbitant detail to demand an official apology from the Japanese government to those affected by the evil they endowed on the innocent citizens, as well as educate future generations about the onus that their government
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.”
These stereotypes negatively affected them to not be taken seriously and were often made to live away from white settlers. If, they ever tried to fight back they were called monsters, the Natives were often treated like second class citizens in their own home. Next, when the settlers wanted land from the Natives, they would set up treaties and trade agreements, and if things didn’t go as planned they would ignore the treaty and take what they wanted by force. Eventually, they began kicking the Native people out of their home and they were forced to stay on reservations that lack the resources needed to survive . Approximately, 90% of Native Americans population passed away from disease in
The impact of WW2 played a major role in helping Canada become a more strong, united nation, with equality, respect, and human rights. To begin with, before WWII there was lots of discrimination shown towards minority groups and many other cultures in Canada and because of this Canada created some inhumane mistakes. Canada allowed internment, allowed residential schools, and violation of human rights. When the Holocaust started it was like an eye opener for Canadians because they started to experience what the Holocaust underwent. This made Canadians realize that what they had done was wrong.
Sandhu Edition The Japanese Canadian Internment was a horrible time for Japanese Canadians because they were considered dangerous and spies. Why? It was because the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. This was a significant event because the Japanese weren 't treated good and were forced to leave their homes, property, etc.
After the West Coast eviction to the internment camps on March 24th, 1942, the Japanese Internment began. The inmates were prohibited from leaving their quarters, and restricted their movement as well as an added curfew for nighttime hours. The quality of the camp procedures greatly varied from location to location, but most location provided the minimum quality of life that would be granted a soldier with the lowest military rank. Other camps had no cooking or even plumbing facilities whatsoever, due to them being built on such short notice. The camps were often cramped, forcing over twenty people into living spaces that were meant for families of four.
They were always looked down upon for the inability to speak the language there. Many businesses owned by Japanese people were vandalised, making it increasingly difficult for Japanese people to live in Canada. However, the Japanese Canadians posed no military threat at all, protecting them from any higher level of racism. After the Empire of Japanese decided to attacked Pearl Harbor, everything made a turn for the worse.
Roosevelt authorized the internment with Executive order of 9066 on February 19, 1942, which had forced all of the Japanese and Japanese-Americans, regardless of loyalty or citizenship, to evacuate the Internment camps. The order was abrupt causeing Many Japanese to be forced to sell their property and land at a severe loss before departure because no one would be able to take care of the property or land. The Japanese had just the clothese on their back and whatever they had in their pocket, as the effect was instantaneous and the Japanese were not prepared for this Act. The order had not applied to Japaanese/Japnese-Americans in Hawaii because many of the workforce (i.e farmers) were not effected by this order as the Japanese were majority work force for the US. If those japanese were to be sent to the Internment camps, then US economy would take a hit in profits which the US desperately needed for World War II.
After the attack, Franklin Roosevelt released the Executive Order 9066 which prohibited the Japanese from entering the Pacific Coast, unless they were in an internment camp. The Wartime Civil Control Administration, and War Relocation Authority became two of the biggest internment camps. Likewise in Canada, fear started