These Censored Photos Capture The Harrowing Life Inside The American Japanese Internment Camp In WWII
World War II was severely destructive and more fatal than WWI as a result of which the United Nations was formed wherein peace propositions are renewed every now and then!
Though the wartime always comes with ferociousness and determination in its worst degrees which leaves us numb with outrageous and harrowing life experiences!
#7 The Japanese Attack
After 2 months, when the Japanese attacked on the Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt ordered the relocation of all Japanese-Americans from the West Coast. Nearly 110,000 Americans were forced to leave their homes and relocate to safer locations.
#6 Each photograph has a story
These stories will make you feel really uncomfortable but it is equally important to hear all of them!!
Keep reading to view such censored photos that military nearly destroyed. They have captured the true essence of the harrowing life inside these relocation camps.
#5 The Uprooted People
The people who were be forced to leave their homes were never informed of where they were being headed to and they were always kept under suspicion.
Trains and buses were used to bring the evacuees to these camps and most of these internment camps were not properly set. Some were converted from the stables so they smelled like them, others didn't have a working mess to accommodate large numbers!
#4 The Existential Crisis
The people who were forced to live in these camps often faced the severe existential crisis as most of the time they were clueless about what they could do in a situation like that. They would stare aimlessly at the surroundings and most of them went mad by the inhospitable conditions these camps provided for!
#3 The Unthinkable Situations
In place of their names, they now had numbers as their identity, they could no longer associate themselves with their original names. Where they once worked, now they waited – in lines for meals, for the toilets, for laundry tubs, for mails.
#2 Building their own cage
For some of them, it was even more difficult. Since the camps were half built, people usually had to help the military to build up walls around the camps. They were tagged as prisoners of wars and they were indulged into forced labors which eventually would go against them.
Though Geneva convention prohibits the forced labor by the prisoners of wars, the Army claimed the workers were volunteers.
The next truth is more shocking than these...
#1 The Darkest Chapter
Many of the Americans, irrespective of first, second or third generations, were forcibly evacuated and were killed without any wrong doings. Quite literally, this was the darkest chapter in the history of America!
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