Holocaust And Jewish Concentration Camps

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When comparing the Jewish Concentration Camps against the Japanese Internment Camps, most people would think there was no comparison. Obviously, the concentration camps were way worse than the internment camps, but there are some similarities. Here is some information on each camp and the similarities will be given at the end. During World War II, over 120,000, Japanese were rounded up and shipped to internment camps. The camps started on February 19, 1942, after the signing of Executive Order 9066, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The camps consisted of barbed wire, sentry posts, and armed forces. The Japanese were put in these camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and because of their ethnic backgrounds. Also, prejudice, discrimination, …show more content…
About 20,000 camps were established by the Nazi Germans. A couple theoretical reasons for the Holocaust was the humiliation that Germany faced in World War I. As well as the Nazi’s believing that there was a great Jewish conspiracy to rule the world. A few practical reasons for the Holocaust, was the Hitler considered the Jews, who gave minimal support during WWI, to be internal enemies and had to be abolished. Also, with the Treaty of Versailles, Germany, and allies had to take full responsibility for the First World War. Adolf Hitler himself was the other reason for Holocaust. The Jews had lost property, homes, and businesses when they were taken to the …show more content…
They were used for the mass murders done with gas chambers. If they escaped the gas chambers: There was always a bullet waiting to be drilled throughout their bodies. People died of exhaustion, starvation, exposure, and disease while in the camps. The concentration camps during the Holocaust, dehumanized the inmates in every possible way. When allied forced liberated the Nazi concentration camps is when the Holocaust finally ended. The Germans were forced to stop fighting and surrender their armies by the Allies. The last camp was liberated on May 9, 1945. All in all, anywhere from three to six Jews were killed and that is does not include the homosexuals, socialists, communist, Christians, opposition members, gypsies, and handicapped

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