Japanese Internment Camps And Holocaust Concentration Camps

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How would you feel if you were forced out of your home to go to a camp where you shall be incarcerated for an unknown amount of time in an unknown location. You have no idea what will happen to you and your family. Why were you forced into the camps? Because of your ethnicity or beliefs. Japanese internment camps and Holocaust concentration camps both left their hateful marks in the fabric of history. During World War II, the Holocaust concentration camps were located around Central or Eastern Europe while the Japanese internment camps were located in the Western United States. Both types of camps have interesting similarities. However, one must realize that despite this similarities, these camps were very different in many ways. Yet, one thing is certain. We must learn more about this dark time in history in order to prevent such acts of hatred and paranoia from ever happening again.

Japanese internment camps were located around the Western United States with the exception of Arkansas (which is located further east). On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. This sparked a period of war-time paranoia that led to the internment or incarceration of 110,000 Japanese Americans. Almost all of them were loyal citizens. Actually, many of them were not allowed to become citizens due to certain laws. Although these camps were nowhere close to as horrible as the concentration camps in Europe, the conditions were still pretty harsh for a while and caused internees to have various physical and psychological health effects and risks in the future.

Holocaust concentration camps were located around Central or Eastern Europe (around Germany and Poland). Many of these camps were death camps that were created solely to murder in...

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...uld later come to talk to schools and write books about their experiences; which is very brave.

In conclusion, both of these acts of racial hatred, intolerance, and paranoia affected many people and many generations of people later. It is important that we don't make the same mistakes again; or there may be even worse consequences. This ultimately all comes down to having war be priority number one and basic human rights being forgotten or ignored for the benefit of war. It is because of war that intolerance spread and hatred against certain religions or races spread throughout groups of people and countries. During a hard time, everyone wants somebody else to blame. Although war may be necessary to defend one's country, it has a terrible price to pay. Finally, if war, power, and greed weren't 'number one', would Adolf Hitler have come to power in the first place?

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