Japanese Internment Camps Cause And Effect Essay

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The American prisoners of war, Japanese-Americans, and the Japanese in Hiroshima all suffered during World War Two. The American POWs were starved and beaten. Japanese Americans were forced from their homes to live in internment camps. Japanese in Hiroshima had a bomb dropped on them and their lives destroyed. Civil War Union General William Tecumseh Sherman stated "War is Cruelty." This quote applies to the Pacific Front of WWII because the American POWs, Japanese-Americans, and Japanese citizens affected by the atomic bomb faced the brutality of the war. The American POW’s, Japanese-Americans held in internment camps, and Japanese citizens in Hiroshima, all faced some form of cruelty during the Pacific Front of WWII. The American POWs …show more content…
Many citizens vaporized without a trace. Victims often had burn wounds. Some victims looked unharmed, but died very quickly. Father Kleinsorge was in Hiroshima when the bomb was dropped. Helping as much as he could, Father Kleinsorge stumbled upon twenty soldiers. “…Their eye sockets were hollow, the fluid from their melted eyes had run down their cheeks.” (“Hiroshima” page 51)Many citizens’ homes in Hiroshima were destroyed. The main hospital in Hiroshima was already full before the bomb had hit, causing many unnecessary deaths. Mrs. Nakamura was a tailor’s widow who was in her kitchen when the bomb was dropped. Fourteen days after the bomb was dropped her hair began to fall out. She became extremely tired in the next few days, as did her daughter and Mr. Tanimoto, pastor of the Hiroshima Methodist Church. Dr. Sasaki was the only doctor at Red Cross Hospital who was unhurt. Dr. Sasaki and his colleagues at Red Cross Hospital evolved a theory about the nature of the effects of the bomb. The first stage killed ninety-five percent of people within a half mile radius of the center. Some died immediately following the bomb. Most citizens died over a few days which were encompassed with nausea, headache, diarrhea, malaise, and fever. (“Hiroshima” page

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