Internsment And Japanese Internment Camps

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Claim- For years, people have argued over whether Japanese Internment camps( interment means putting a person in prison or other kind of detention, generally in wartime. During World War II, the American government put Japanese-Americans in internment camps, fearing they might be loyal to Japan.) are an Americanized version of concentration camps. Some say that the Japanese Internment camps were just as brutal and inhumane as concentration camps in Nazi Germany. Others will tell you they were completely different, and I argue the same. The concentration camps and Japanese Internment camps are completely different.

Let’s start by comparing a simple aspect of daily life in concentration camps and internment camps; wellbeing and
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Reason 2- Another reason that the concentration camps and Japanese Internment camps are completely different is because the motive behind creating the camps was incompareable. Japanese internment camps were created because the United States was scared of connections Japanese Americans might have to the enemy, and the feared for the safety of the country. On the contrary, concentration camps were created out because of Hitler’s pure hatred for the jews. “When Hell asked Hitler what he intended doing if he ever had full freedom of action against the Jews, his response was:"If I am ever really in power, the destruction of the Jews will be my first and most important job. As soon as I have power, I shall have gallows after gallows erected, for example, in Munich on the Marienplatz-as many of them as traffic allows. Then the Jews will be hanged one after another, and they will stay hanging until they stink. They will stay hanging as long as hygienically possible. As soon as they are untied, then the next group will follow and that will continue until the last Jew in Munich is exterminated. Exactly the same procedure will be followed in other cities until Germany is cleansed of the last Jew!" (quoted in John Toland, Adolf Hitler. London: Book Club Associates, 1977, p.116); A quote from Adolf Hitler on his plan to

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