Jonah Cantrell Japanese American Internment camps (IV. Hardship of camp…
Japanese American Internment camps
III. Relocation process
C. Internment Camps
1:110,000 were moved into internment camps
a:Locations of the camps were Arizona,Arkansas,California,Colorado,Idaho,Utah, and Wyoming
A:Frenzy of moving
1:Families were forced to sell everything they couldn't carry
2:Assembly centers were in county fair buildings, and skate park complexes.
a:Animal Stalls: inmates had to live in animal stalls
5:Purpose: To keep them from ruining the war effort
a:"The Relocation centers [were not] intended to be intern meant camps..."
4: Conditions: The rooms were small with army cots. The smell of horses stayed in the air. The floors were dirt and wood
1:" Sometimes the train stopped you know fifteen to twenty minutes to take fresh air".
II. Historical Background
A:Attack on Pearl Harbor
1:Americans thought Japanese americans were going to ruin the war effort
2: Date December 7, 1941
B:Governments response to
to the japanese
1:Notices posted Apr. 30, 1942
1:Evacuation order 9066
b:WRA looking for camp sites locations
a:60% US citizens in internment camps
A:Attention Getter: " As far as i'm concerned, I was born here, and according to the constitution that is studied in school, that I had the Bill of Rights that should have backed me up. And until the very minute I got onto the evacuation train, 'it can't be'. I says "How can they do that to an american citizen?" - Robert Kashiwagi
IV. Hardship of camp life
5:Some Japanese americans had to
live in animal stalls
2:No closets cup boards and really
1:One bedroom apartments
for each family
4:Crowded There are 250-300 people at every center
A:No Privacy: Every center has police force
1:"People that lived in a different stall could hear i [what you were saying]."
1: Incarceration at the internment camps affected family dynamics.
B: Food: Camps having food shortages were common.
1: The meals cost 45 cents for a person per day
2: Docters and nurses got special treatment when it came to food
1: Internment camps were usually in fair grounds, race tracks, and open areas.
2:30 degrees below in the winter
3:Blistering heat on the summer