incarceration experience wasn't just a moment in time isolated to a singular community it still informs critical conversations today, including inaccuracies and biases which harm Muslims and Muslim Americans. Over the past year, I've heard Japanese-American camp survivors talk about how the hate they hear targeted at Muslim Americans reminds them of what they heard when they were young. At first, these concentrations camps were meant to hold political prisoners; however, by the beginning of World War II, these concentration camps had transformed and expanded in order to house vast numbers of non-political prisoners whom the Nazis exploited through forced labor. These huge groups of incoming prisoners resulted in the rapid building and expansion of concentrations further across Eastern Europe. Army-directed evacuations began on March. From there they were transported to a relocation center where they might live for months before transfer to a permanent wartime residence.
Almost simultaneously more camps were established in Oranienburg near Berlin, Esterwegen near Hamburg, and Lichtenburg near Saxony. The Japanese-American elders in the film including.S. It is estimated that the Nazis used these camps to kill approximately 11 million people.
This, coupled with the factors of war hysteria led to the legal upholding of concentration camps in Korematsu.
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In July 1934, when the elite Nazi guard known as the SS (. I made this video because we should remember the mistakes of our past and make sure it never happens again. Anyone who was at least 1/16th Japanese was evacuated, including 17,000 children under 10, as well as several thousand elderly and handicapped. From Political Prisons to Concentration Camps. Mike urtesy of Frank Chi. During the, holocaust, the Nazis established concentration camps across Europe. The mayor of Munich at the time described the camp as a place to detain political opponents of Nazi policy. Dachau, the first concentration camp, was established near Munich in March 1933, two months after Hitler's appointment as chancellor of Germany. Spike After Recent Acts of Terrorism. This expanded to include Jews and other people seen as inferior by the Nazi regime.