Comparison Of Concentration Camps To Japanese Internment

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Although we cannot compare the horrors of the Nazi Concentration camps to the American "Relocation Centers", there are many similarities. Both of the groups of victims were of the minorities, and these cultures were somewhat of an enemy to the leader of their country. These groups (the Japanese in America nearly two thirds of which were American citizens, and the Jews, Gypsies, the Poles, Slovaks, Communists and other enemies of the state in Germany and Poland, many of which had served the very countries who were persecuting them during World War One) were all unjustly and unfairly treated for many years, until the liberation of the Concentration camps, and the release of the prisoners in ...view middle of the document...

(http://thesierraweb.com/lonepine/manzanar.html)The nearly 12 million 'undesirables' that Adolf Hitler ultimately maliciously murdered, came from all parts of Europe--Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Serbia, Denmark, France, Sudetenland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy Greece, Estonia, Rumania, Belgium, Holland, Norway and Latvia. He and is SS (which stands for Schutzstaffel, or protection squad) rounded up all of the people of these countries that did not have the features of the 'Aryan' race, which was Hitler's super-race of people with blond-hair and blue-eyes generally, and brought them to concentration, labor, and extermination camps all over Europe. Some of the largest and most destructive camps were Chelmo, Treblinka, Majdanek, Sobibor, Belzec, Auschwitz, Dachau, Westerbork, Buchenwald, Bergen-Belsen, Skopje, Mauthausen and Ravensbrueck. (http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/default.htm)At the end of World War Two, when we were emptying the 'relocation centers', and many Japanese were returning home to find no home, they tried to blame the US and sue the government. Then president, Harry S. Truman along with Congress decided that their claims had no validation, and dismissed them. Many Japanese survivors of the internment camps are still alive today, and will gladly tell you their story, as many survivors of the concentration camps will, to prevent anything like...

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