- World War II 1939-1945
- Pearl harbor DEC 7 1941 is what sparked the Americans to put the Japanese into concentration camps.
- Two third of the Japanese in the concentration camps were u.s citizens.
- 110,000 - 120,000 were put into concentration camps.
So where were they sent?
- The first place they were sent was called the assembly centers.
- Witch is where they were put into actual used horse stalls to sleep in.
- One man said it was like they white washed the stalls and put them into them.
- He said you could still smell the poop from the horses.
- The largest facility was in Santa Anita in Southern California.
What were the concentration camps like?
- Well each camp was run by the new system called the (WRA) war relocation authority.
- There were 6 men to a dorm with one light and one fire
- Their beds were made of straw.
- The living conditions were very tight.
- The dorms were so close that is you talked to loud the next door dorm could here your conversation.
So what was life like in the camps?
- There were communal bathrooms and eating.
- Some say they were starved but they weren't there just wasn't enough food to be spread around.
- So they began to create their own farms
- They created there own system of nurses and doctors and relied on there self not the country any more.
- They new things would be fixed so they dealt with what they had and made it the best they could.
- Even though you couldn't own any thing no music or radios.
What was life like after the war?
- Once they were let go some didn't want to leave because they new they had nothing to go back to.
- They were sent this measly apology note and a grant for 20,000 dollars.
- Witch doesn't even really cover the cost of a home.
- And the ones they had before were vandalized raided or destroyed when they returned.
- Some even went into the army so they had something.
- Their lives were pretty crappy after that until they were able to get stable again.
- They had so start at ground zero, they owned nothing, and had nothing.
- All they had was a not a check and them selves.
- 1944-1945 was when they finaly closed the camps down
- Only 82,219 out of 110,000 survived
- The Civil Liberties Act was passed
- They were let go but they were let go and sent back to where they had nothing.
- A grant of 20,000 dollars was demmed to them
- And on June 29, 2001 a memorial to Japanese American Patriotism in World War II was constructed in Washington DC
IN THE END
- Was it right,was it fair? no
- But at the same time i understand why the Americans did it.
- They didn't want to but the Japanese pushed their had to do it.
- The Americans were taking the safe way they didn't know if the Japanese in the united states were terrorist or not.
- But i feel like why didn't they step back for just 1 minute and think is this the right thing to be doing?
- It also blows my mind how the japanese just stayed calm and made the best of it and new things would be fixed
- But now these people who thought they were u.s citizens could be betrayed and treated like this by their own new country.
- And now they lived in fear thinking what could happen next that could heart us.
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