Most camps were very hard to live in. People had small houses that could have anywhere from 1 to 3 families living in them. Most camps had very little food that was given out to people in very small amounts for 48 cents per meal. Because of this, many people were malnourished.
When they were brought to the camps, they could only bring what they were wearing and what they could carry. Many lost possessions and many could not keep their homes or farms.
Compared to POW Treatment
Nobody was tortured in the US camps where Japanese people were held during the war. Nobody was beaten to death, nor were they forced to work as slave labour. Nobody was executed for being "lazy". Nobody went blind from vitamin deficiency, or lost a leg to gangrene.
The American, British, Canadian, Australian, and Indian soldiers who were prisoners of the Japanese government WERE beaten to death, and starved to death, and worked to death, and so were the civilian women and children that were also captured by the Japanese army. The difference in treatment was huge and the number of western POWS who died in Japanese camps was a disgrace.
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The United States government actions were un-American and more importantly unconstitutional, regardless of the ruling of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.
No --- I believe you're thinking of Manzanar. Manzanar was an internment camp used for the Japanese during WWII.
See website(s): WW2 internment camps
the Japanese Americans.
The Japanese Americans
Japanese-Americans were sent to internment camps during World War II. This internment occurred even if they were no threat.
The largest Japanese Internment Camp built during World War 2 was the Oikawa camp in Nevada. It held approximately 50,000 people against their will during the war.
How many Japanese internment camps were there during World War II?
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