Inrernment camps

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. Adults had the option of working for a salary of $5 per day.

. Until the camps were completed, many of the evacuees were held in temporary centers, such as stables at local racetracks.

. They were forced to evacuate their homes and leave their jobs; in some cases family members were separated and put into different camps.

. Manzanar was one of the ten internment camps where 110,000 Japanese-Americans were interned there during World War II.

.At the most, the camp held 8,000 people, with two families living in each barracks building.

. In 1988, President Regan formally apologized to the Japanese-Americans interned in the camps during the war and asked Congress to compensate them.

. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an Executive Order, Number 9066, giving the federal government the power to relocate 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps because they lived in residential zones now considered high-risk targets.

.In many cases they had been given just 48 hours to evacuate their homes.

. 10 internment camps—officially called "relocation centers"—in California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas.

.They were put in these camps, not because they had been tried and found guilty of something, but because either they or their parents or ancestors were from Japan and, as such, they were deemed a "threat" to national .

. Ten thousand people (making Minidoka Idaho’s eighth largest city) were interned in tar-paper barracks that had no insulation, running water, or interior walls, and that were heated by coal-burning stoves.

.About 3,000 Japanese, Germans, and Italians from Latin America were deported to the United States, and most of them were placed in the Texas internment camps.

.They formed a payment of $20,000 to each individual internment camp survivor.

.150,000-plus Japanese Americans comprised over one-third of the population, only 1,200[4] to 1,800 were interned. Sixty-two percent of the internees were American citizens.

.In 1980, President Jimmy Carter conducted an investigation to determine whether putting Japanese Americans into internment camps was justified well enough by the government.

.The manifesto was backed by the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West and the California Department of the American Legion, which in January demanded that all Japanese with dual citizenship be placed in concentration camps.

.Early civilizations such as Assyria used forced resettlement of populations as a means of controlling territory, but it was not until much later in the late 19th and 20th centuries that records exist of groups of civilian non-combatants being concentrated into large prison camps.

. An internment camp is a large detention centre created for political opponents, enemy aliens, people with mental illness, members of specific ethnic or religious groups, civilian inhabitants of a critical war-zone, or other groups of people, usually during a war.

.While the American concentration camps never reached the levels of Nazi death camps as far as atrocities are concerned.

.Some countries like Mexico shipped their Japanese to the U.S. to be incarcerated in internment camps

.Many other countries had Japanese internment camps as well, mostly U.S. allies. Some countries included Brazil, Canada and Bolivia.

. sometimes entire families lived in small, one room cells or barracks. Also, meals were distributed three times a day in mess halls where portions were small and dull. Several people died in these camps due to stress and lack of medical care.

.In internment camps, Japanese were fed three times a day.

.The American camps bore little resemblance to the concentration camps where Nazis were attempting to exterminate the Jewish race, but at the time, Americans knew little about what was really going on inside Nazi concentration camps.

.Most camps were very hard to live in. People had small houses that could have anywhere from 1 to 3 families living in them.

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