April 24, 2015
Holocaust vs Japanese Internment
In the beginning the world thought it was better for Jews and other races that were not dominant to be executed or put to work as prisoners. Jews, other races, anyone who would go against the government was treating as if they were pigs and thrown into pins (ghettos : a place by law a certain group of people have to live there).
Comparison of the Holocaust to the Japanese
Internment in World War II
Japanese Internment and the Holocaust
Japanese Americans suffered official discrimination during the war. In late 1941, they were a tiny minority in the US, numbering only 127,000. Most lived on the West Coast, where racial prejudice against them was strong. About two thirds of Japanese Americans had been born in the US. Although they were nativeborn citizens, they still often met hostility from their White neighbors. Hostility grew into hatred and hysteria after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
As a result of these prejudices and fears, the government decided to remove all “aliens” from the
West Coast. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized the Secretary of War to establish military zones on the West Coast and remove “any or all persons” from such zones. Although officials initially told foreignborn Italians and Germans to move away from the coast, this order was canceled within a few months. The government set up the War
Relocation Authority to move out