Pros And Cons Of Japanese War Camps

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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.” (Gregory U.)This means that the Japanese treated the people so badly they became like wild animals. They cared about nothing but their next meal and some killed each other to get it. Another example of japanese torture was even before…show more content…
The japanese saw the Americans as less than dogs because they surrendered. In the minds of the Japanese surrender isn’t an option. They think surrendering is for feral dogs; therefore the japanese would rather die than surrender. In japanese culture it is extremely honorable to die in service so many men do. They are taught that the emperor is the most important thing in the universe and dying for him is seen as a medal of honor. Dying in war was an honorable thing in the minds of the japanese; therefore seeing people surrendering was like seeing a dead skunk on the side of the road. The japanese pow camps were a lot worse than the german camps. In the german camps the prisoners had to go through medical experiments, malnutrition, forced labor, \ Kronk 3 and gas chambers. In the japanese pow camps the prisoners had to go through random torture, forced labor in terrible conditions, malnutrition, people dying everywhere, and something the prisoners called “give-up-itus.” Give-up-itus was when a person stopped caring about anything; they just did what they were told until they were overworked and/or murdered. (Evelyn Spence pg.
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