Comment The soldiers arrived at dusk. They forced their way into the house and tried to drag the two women upstairs.
Although I am employed by the Japanese American National Museum, this article should not be construed as coming from the National Museum.
Instead, this article is my personal opinion and should be taken as such. ApproximatelyJapanese Americans were illegally incarcerated during the war, their only crime was looking like the enemy.
The majority of those incarcerated were American citizens. When most people refer to where the Japanese American were held, they use the term: But the term is not only inaccurate but also hides what they really were: Before you get angry or offended, let me explain.
But I believe what happened in Europe was not a concentration camp but much much worse. In the book, Common Ground: Nazi camps were places of torture, barbarous medical experiments and summary executions: Six million Jews were slaughtered in the Holocaust.
Many others, including Gypsies, Poles, homosexuals and political dissidents were also victims of the Nazi concentration camps. In recent years, concentration camps have existed in the former Soviet Union, Cambodia and Bosnia. Despite differences, all had one thing in common: It should be noted that United States government and military officials including the President often referred to these places as concentration camps.
It is also important to note that not all Japanese Americans agree with the use of the term. Some Japanese Americans would prefer to use the government terminology. Although I disagree with them, it is their right to do so. If concentration camps is the historically most accurate term, is saying interment camp wrong?
Yes, because internment camp is a euphemism. What images are evoked when you hear concentration camp versus when you hear internment camp? Internment seems benign at worst while concentration camp is always construed negatively. That difference is intentional. Mako Nakagawa, a former teacher and Japanese American activist, spoke about the negative effects of the euphemism on the general perception of the World War II experiences of Japanese Americans in an interview with the Nichi Beia Japanese American newspaper: Government-created euphemistic language led to some people actually believing that the Japanese Americans were being protected and even pampered in the camps.
The use of inaccurate terms can, and too often does, distort facts into outright fantasies.
They can create and they can destroy. Here is a short list of some of the other more egregious ones: The idea of a non-alien as referred to in the evacuation order versus the more common term citizen. This last one is so unbelievable and not very well knownI feel it is important to expand on it a little.
In the evacuation order, it states: All Japanese persons, both alien and non-alien, will be evacuated from the above designated area by If an alien is someone who is not a citizen, a non-alien is a citizen.
Aiko was one of the people responsible for proving that the incarceration of Japanese Americans was not based on a military necessity but racism.Differences Between Groups and Teams Michael Crook University Of Phoenix 7/4/11 MGT/ Geri Markley Differences Between Groups and Teams Throughout the world people gather in many different places for many different events and many different occasions.
The words groups and teams are very similar, but they are not the same. Generally this summary is limited to battalions or higher. Because the list is in that format, it is sometimes difficult to work back up to subordination of all units. In early WWII, about 50, Japanese citizens living near the American west coast and their 70, American born descendants, virtually all children and young adults, were forcibly removed from the area, most of them to internment or relocation camps.
A prisoner-of-war camp (often abbreviated as POW camp) is a site for the containment of enemy combatants captured by a belligerent power in time of war.. There are significant differences among POW camps, internment camps, and military regardbouddhiste.come built prisoner-of-war camps appeared at Norman Cross in England in and HM Prison Dartmoor, both constructed during the Napoleonic .
Transcript of WWII POW Camps. Prisoner of War Camps in WWII By Alex Abbate, Cole Crandall, Hector Rodriguez, Parker Mattesich, and Kevin Luc Most of Britian's PoWs were Germans Prisioners were kept in a network of 9 cages, the London Cage was one of the most populated.
If you were a British, Dutch, or American POW of Imperial Japan during World War II versus a British, Dutch, or American POW of Nazi Germany during World War II, odds are likely one would see the Japanese as worse.