World War two was an awful time for everyone. People died and went through tough times.One place that was also awful and where millions of Jews were killed was concentration camps.Concentration camps first came around after Hitler was elected as Chancellor. In the camps there wasn 't a lot of food or water so people, mostly died of starvation and dehydration. The Germans established 20,000 camps to imprison Jews.In this research paper I will give you information about concentration camps in ww2. At first concentration camps were used to imprison political opponents of the Nazis.
The casualties mainly are from disease/ infection and battle wounds. On the union 110,070 men died from battle wounds. More people on the Union side died from disease/infection in fact, 250,152 men died. Overall 360,222 died on the union side. On the Confederate side 94,000 died from battle wounds and 164,000 died from illness/disease.
Approximately 200,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have filed for disability claims, straining VA resources. The VA 's inability to handle the number of returning veterans has been publicized by investigations into the conditions at the military 's Walter Reed Hospital. The Washington Post newspaper published several investigative articles that revealed overcrowded hospital wards, deteriorating buildings, and significant administrative barriers for veterans seeking care. Veterans and soldiers were required to file twenty-two documents to eight different departments in order to receive care. Veterans who were attempting to receive continuing care after
When the long lasted Vietnam war ended in April of 1975, more than five thousands of Americans had been killed. Years after, American still suffered from far-reaching post-war consequences. The Vietnam War has affected the U.S. economically, socially, and politically. First, the war decreased the U.S. economy. The production capability of the U.S. has been quite strained during the war time since the requirement of weapons and other machines are high.
Germany did not apply the same standard of treatment to non-western prisoners, especially many Polish and Soviet POWs who suffered harsh conditions and died in large numbers while in captivity. A total of 58% of all Soviet prisoners held by Germans died. 3.3 million out 5.7 million died. By comparison, only 8,000 Western Allied prisoners died in German camps, which is 3.5% of the total. The number of POW deaths for these two wars were so much greater than during the Civil War because they were fought on much a larger scale.
It left an indelible stain on America’s record in Vietnam, the nation’s longest, least popular, and most controversial war. It raises fundamental questions about the American way of war, US military leadership in Vietnam, and the difficulties of fighting insurgencies, a problem of major contemporary concern. It needs to be remembered and studied. The murder of more than 400 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai and My Khe by US soldiers on March 16, 1968, stands as one of the darkest days in the nation’s military history. My Lai and My Kei have been not too big but it became big when 400 Vietnamese citizens were killed by United States soldiers.
Affirmative Action Reader pg. 244 “ those many in our society that are darker, poorer, more identifiably foreign will continue to suffer the poverty, marginalization, immersion and incarceration.” Statistics are staggering Racial Disparities in Incarceration African Americans constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population, they are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites, what’s shocking is that one in six black men had been incarcerated as of 2001 and if the trends continues one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime. I am for affirmative action, as I believe that when the late President John F Kennedy signed the affirmative action on March 6th 1961,
More than 1.1 million prisoners died in the Auschwitz concentration camp. That’s nearly 700,000 more people dead than deaths caused by guns yearly. There were many punishments for the prisoners. The punishment of the Auschwitz prisoners had been so cruel and the living conditions were unbelievable. There were many different types of ethnicities in this concentration camp.
These people still suffered from disease and other hardships that the other prisoners were subjected to. Even with these “better conditions” during the last few years of Auschwitz there will still many people of this origin that suffered the gas chambers. On average about 60 people died per day, during the end of this concentration camp the Nazi’s were killing people by the masses including women and children. These prisoners not only suffered these horrible living conditions and their unenviable, they were able subjected to brutal scientific
In 2012, almost seven thousand inmates were serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles (603). Sentencing and correctional facilities were not insusceptible to the confusion of the times, but also faced additional inconvenience. Sentencing research uncovered major discretion and something unlike anything they have ever seen before, resulting in negative punishments for minorities. The conditions in prisons led to fights and the death/injury of inmates and staff. Crime rates rising, social disobedience, and drug use increasing has alarmed many people (Mackenzie 2013 4).
Mental Health and Prisons An estimated 450 million people worldwide suffer from mental or behavioral disorders. These disorders are pretty common within prison populations. This extremely high rate of mental disorders in prison is closely related to several factors: the misconception that all people with mental disorders are a danger to the public, the failure to promote treatment, care, and rehabilitation, and the lack of access to mental health services. Many of these disorders are present before prison however, mental health disorders can also be developed during imprisonment due to human rights violations. From overcrowding, various forms of violence, enforced solitude, lack of privacy, concerns about the future, and inadequate health services in prisons its no secret that the mentally ill are mistreated and fallen through the cracks of the system.
Violence inside the prison walls is unstoppable, 75,000 inmates which most will never see free daylight again in their life, why not do as they please anyways? One inmate, Silverstein went in on a 15 year sentence, but like all other prisoners you can’t be a lone wolf in those walls, he joined the Aryan Brotherhood; got caught up in gang violence ended up stabbing another inmate 67 times and is now serving life. Unfortunately, this is the case for a lot of the inmates currently serving time. During cell searches inmates will often have handmade weapons in their cell used at shanks used in violent attacks. According to slate 7 million violent crimes were reported within prisons across the U.S in 2014.