The holocaust and the japanese internment are very different from one another yet they are both very similar to each other the holocaust was the systematic mass slaughter of jews and other groups deemed inferior by the nazis. What if america killed japanese americans in the concentration camps similar to the holocaust what were the japanese internment camps in america like were they as bad as german concentration camps. Holocaust & the japanese-american internment 1195 words | 5 pages some hitler did this to the jews as he wanted the world to have the aryan race with the holocaust, and america did this to the japanese during the japanese internment.
In comparison between the two events of that of the holocaust and of the japanese internment camps, i believe that the holocaust was by far the worst of the two circumstances for the following three main reasons: the process and the steps taken, the deaths and how they occurred, and the mental trauma inflicted and forever engraved into the minds of that of the prisoners of the death camps. The georgia commission on the holocaust is hosting the exhibit the tragedy of war: japanese american internment on loan from kennesaw state university museum of history and holocaust education the exhibit opens on april 1, 2015, and will be on display at anne frank in the world: 1929-1945 in sandy springs until may 5, 2015. Japanese american internment eleven japanese americans deported to internment camps during wwii including topaz, manzanar, tule lake, heart mountain, and minodoka.
When most people refer to where the japanese american were held, they use the term: internment camp but the term is not only inaccurate but also hides what they really were: concentration camps before you get angry or offended, let me explain. Answer the internment of japanese americans was considered a security measure in that there was concern that some of them might be subversives secretly working for japan's interest this was. A listener compares the internment of japanese americans during world war ii to the jewish holocaust under the nazis and raises the question of what to call the camps used in both experiences at. The jerome war relocation center was a japanese american internment camp located in southeastern arkansas, near the town of jerome in the arkansas delta open from october 6, 1942, until june 30, 1944, it was the last american concentration camps to open and the first to close. Internment vs concentration camps the japanese internment camps and the nazi concentration and extermination camps were very different besides the obvious reasons such as the different locations of the camps, internment camps in the united states and concentration camps being in germany.
The japanese attack on pearl harbor led some further fear that the japanese would soon attack the west coast there were 127,000 japanese americans living in the continental united states when the war began, most in california. February 19 - 26, 1942 news articles about president roosevelt issuing executive order 9066 february 20, 1942 - may 1942 news, editorials, op-eds, letters to the editor, and cartoons reacting to executive order 9066 and the proposed evacuation and incarceration of japanese americans. The internment of japanese americans was considered a security measure in that there was concern that some of them might be subversives secretly working for japan's interest. Internment camps, document the narratives of the japanese american women who were imprisoned in the internment camps, and research how their experiences have been told to their children and grandchildren. Japanese internment camps were the sites of the forced relocation and incarceration of people of japanese ancestry in the western united states during the second world war and established in direct response to the pearl harbor attack they remain arguably the most notorious example of war-time.
Americans were suspicious of spying activity by japanese americans who were possibly still loyal to their native country holocaust european jews, roman gypsies, homosexuals, blacks, disabled, polish citizens, polish jews,and polish christians were put into concentration or death camps. The japanese american incarceration shares so many roots with the holocaust i spent nearly as much time doing research for the piece as i did writing it, he told j the interviews immersed me into the emotions of what it was like to be there. Japanese internment camps were the term used to describe the relocation and confinement of japanese american during world war ii japanese internees often questioned why the government decided on moving the japanese us citizens without accusing the millions of people of german or italian that sided with japan. The commission is bringing the exhibition the tragedy of war: japanese american internment to sandy springs it will be on display at anne frank in the world from april 15 until may 5, 2015. Beyond long's sabotage, americans and the holocaust highlights evidence of american apathy and racism toward not only jews but african and asian americans within its own borders—including legalized segregation, jim crow laws, and japanese american internment—as well as indifference to news reports of the nazis' increasingly.
At the holocaust museum houston, there's an exhibition called the art of gaman: arts and crafts from the japanese american internment camps 1942-1946, on view until mid-september originating at the smithsonian and curated by delphine hirasuna, the daughter of japanese american farmers interned at. From the handbook of texas, information about internment camps located in texas that housed japanese americans arrested by the fbi, members of axis nationalities residing in latin-american countries, and axis sailors arrested in american ports after the attack on pearl harbor. Japanese-american internment many americans worried that citizens of japanese ancestry would act as spies or saboteurs for the japanese government fear — not evidence — drove the us to place over 127,000 japanese-americans in concentration camps for the duration of wwii. Japanese-americans then serving in congress, including robert matsui and norm mineta, helped turn that report into legislative language, providing for tax-free compensation and a formal apology.
To compare the japanese internment camps to the nazi or communist concentration camps is beyond offensive to the jewish community and any reasonably intelligent american while not jewish myself, i found it to be terribly offensive. japanese-american internment camps a historical fact that is not really talked about is the fact that, during world war ii, over 100,000 japanese-american people, the vast majority of which were actually american citizens, were rounded up and shipped to internment camps these consisted of poorly constructed barracks surrounded by barbed.