Hannah Kirk Japanese American Internment Camps (IV. Hardships of Camp…
Hannah Kirk Japanese American Internment Camps
II. Historical background
Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
Attacked on 8 am on December 7, 1941.
US Governement response
President Roosevelt had congress declare war against Japan. He had America beleivin Japan was the enemy.
Killed 2,400 Americans
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Jane Yanagi Diamond said, "But I couldn't talk about the internment...my voice would get all strange."
III. Relocation Process
Frenzy of moving
What to pack
Packed anything they could carry
What to sell
They had to sell things for very little
What to store
Their cars were supposed to be stored until they were out
After being taken from their houses, they were put in assembly centers.
The Japanese camps were located in South California, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Arkansas.
IV. Hardships of Camp Life
Very unpleasant weather.
Winter was always freezing
Summer, they were dehydrated.
Many died due to emotinal stress.
very unsafe and hot water was scarce, also barbed wire
Health and disease
Many died due to diseases
Studies show that there is hear disease and premature death among the interned Japanese Americans.
Family structure or dyanamics
Children were expected to go to school.
Adults could work for $5 a day.
Prison like features
Slept on barracks and were surrounded with barbed wire.
The food was poorly cooked grub.
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