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Concentration Camps In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Over 400,000 North Korean citizens have died from the torture of concentration camps, and more than 200,000 are still being held there to this day. Every day, North Korean prisoners are being beaten and abused, only a few of the many unthinkable tortures inflicted on them. William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, believes that the defects of society can be traced back to the defects of human nature. However, in contrast to Golding’s statement, countries like North Korea demonstrate that the torture in concentration camps can be traced back to defects in the government, depending on the circumstance.
Concentration camps are defined as a place where political prisoners, prisoners of war, or refugees are detained or confined. In the early 1930’s, due to the consequences of World War I, Germany was on the verge of collapse until Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party rose to power. Only a few weeks after the Nazi party took control, “the police and local civilian authorities organized numerous detention camps to incarcerate real and perceived political opponents of Nazi policy” (“Concentration Camps, 1933-1939”). Anyone who opposed Hitler’s view was sent to these concentration camps, and throughout his entire regime, Hitler is thought to kill more than 11 million Jews. Additionally, during World War II, Japanese-Americans were forced to relocate to internment camps. Despite there being no evidence, Japanese-Americans were thought to remain loyal to their ancestry. The relocation
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