Essay On Japanese Internment Camps Vs Concentration Camps

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Japanese internment camp VS. concentration camps
By Macey Hotz

Internment: the state of being confined as a prisoner, especially for political or military reasons.
Executive order: Executive Order 9066 was a United States presidential executive order signed and issued during World War II by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942.

Some may say that Concentration camps seem the same to Internment camps but this argument is misleading because there are more differences than similarities and one example of this could be the reasons behind why Hitler and FDR imprisoned the citizens. Hitler imprisoned the Jews because he didn't agree with their personal beliefs and he saw them as a disgrace. FDR saw the Japanese as a threat to his country after the bombing of pearl Harbor in 1971. Another example …show more content…

In concentration camps, they slept on concrete bunk beds as well as wooden bunk beds that were meant to hold 52 horses, they had no heat, the ceilings were damp and leaky, the prisoners only got 1,300 calories a day, that’s 500 less calories than what the average human should have, they had to work about 10 hours each day. In internment camps, they were located in areas where there's harsh weather, they had schools and medical care in the camps, the japanese were payed to work at the camps, but many people did die from the poor amount of health care or the intenses stress they were put under while being in the camps. They had there own animal stalls that was almost like their home. The prisoners i n the camps were almost treated as slaves, making FDR and Hitler feel like they had more power.

In conclusion, concentration camps and Internment camps are very different to each other when you compare the two. The reasons behind why the people were put into camps were different, the death statistics and the conditions that the camps

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