Concentration Camps Vs Japanese Internment Camps

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Two months after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt authorized “Executive order 9066”. Which made More than 110,000 Japanese in the U.S to relocate to internment camps for reason of “national security”. The United States feared that they’re could have been Japanese spies inside America so the government relocated most Japanese immigrants to camps. It was one of the saddest moments in America that the government of America took actions on innocent people just because their heritage. America’s internment camps are similar yet different to Hitler’s concentrations camps.
The term “internment” is often used in reference to Executive Order 9066, but it is a mischaracterization. Internment commonly refers to the legal confinement within prescribed
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In internment camps the Japanese had low quality food that were a mixture of Japanese and American food. In concentration camps the food was horrible “you must have your mess-tin in hand, no mess-tin, no food, approximately 10 ounces of bread and some coffee” (Châtel). The life in the internment camps were better than those in the concentration camps, the Japanese that were put in the internment camp were kept as prisoner but were eventually freed and receive an apology from the US government. The people in the concentration camps were not usually kept as prisoner but as slaves and test subjects, they were killed and used as lab rats for the Nazi’s experiments. Both camps did have their population behind fences however the children in the internment camps had more freedom than those in the concentration camps. The children in internment camps play sports to help…show more content…
……the majority worked full-time, usually around forty-four hours per week” (Prisoners at Home: Everyday Life in Japanese Internment Camps). Working in internment camps weren’t really needed, but it was to pass the time and get some money. They had many jobs for everyone to make living in internment camps less depressing and easier, however the concentration camps were not the same, their work was made to exhaust, put people’s lives in danger and even die. The purpose was to make the people in concentration camps break, suffer, beg, and torture them to the very
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