Do you know that during World War II Americans put there Japanese Americans in Internment camps just because they thought they would be disloyal since Japan was an enemy and they bombed Pearl Harbor. Internment camps are places where there is no running water and just awful conditions. Now you can't tell me that it was not evil!!!!!!!

One of the reasons that they threw them into the terrible living conditions was that they believed that they were spies for Japan during World War II. In the camps they didn’t have any of their belongings because they were told that they could only bring what they could carry. This was a unfair treatment because the Japaneses Americans hadn't done anything. They very surprised when they had to go to the internment camps. The Japanese Americans were taken away from their jobs, homes, places of worship, schools, and even separated them from their families!!! They tried to fight it, but it seemed like a useless fight. These internment camps were truly a very mean way to punish people when they didn't do anything wrong! "It was really cruel and harsh. To pack and evacuate in forty-eight hours was an impossibility. Seeing mothers completely bewildered with children crying from want and peddlers taking advantage and offering prices next to robbery made me feel like murdering those responsible without the slightest compunction in my heart," said Joseph Yoshisuke Kurihara. (http://www.historyonthenet.com/WW2/japan_internment_camps.htm)

Some internees died from lack of medical care and the high level of emotional stress they suffered. Those taken to camps in desert areas had to cope with extremes of temperature. Gradually, several thousand college students and workers on special agricultural assignments were released from the camps. In March of 1946 the last of the camps were closed down. Many of us then returned to the West Coast and found jobs as farmers and in businesses under whites. When the Japanese Americans returned they found everything of theirs in ruins, their household goods were destroyed, and they had nothing now.

Here is a movie we made on Japanese Americans!


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