Essay on The Concentration Camps Against Japanese Internment Camps

881 Words Mar 25th, 2016 4 Pages
When comparing the Jewish Concentration Camps against the Japanese Internment Camps, most people would think there was no comparison. Obviously, the concentration camps were way worse than the internment camps, but there are some similarities. Here is some information on each camp and the similarities will be given at the end. During World War II, over 120,000, Japanese were rounded up and shipped to internment camps. The camps started on February 19, 1942, after the signing of Executive Order 9066, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The camps consisted of barbed wire, sentry posts, and armed forces. The Japanese were put in these camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and because of their ethnic backgrounds. Also, prejudice, discrimination, and jealousy had major roles in the internment camps. There were 10 different internment camps all together. The Japanese, whether citizens, or not, were forced to abandon their businesses, their homes, and some were separated from their families. They suffered economic losses, person humiliation, and in some cases, death. These camps were overcrowded and made up of tarpaper covered barracks. There was no plumbing, or cooking facilities. What food they had, was rationed at an expense of forty-eight cents per person. Leadership roles were offered to American born Japanese, which were the Nisei. The issei, who was not born in America, had to sit back and watch. Eventually the Government allowed some Japanese to leave the camp, but only…

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