Internment Essay Topics

Frongoch Internment Camp

Frongoch Interment Camp was situated in Frongoch in Merionethshire, Wales. It was a makeshift place of imprisonment during World War 1. It housed German prisoners of war in an abandoned distillery and crude huts up until 1916, but in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, the German prisoners were moved and… View Article

Description of Japanese Internment Camps

Granada War Relocation Center Located in Amache (Granada) Colorado this camp had a peak population of 7,318 Japanese Americans mainly from California. This camp opened on August 24th, 1942 and closed on October 15th, 1945; within this time there were 120 deaths, and 31 volunteers to fight in the war. Conditions in this camp were… View Article

The Impact of Japanese American Internment in the US

The internment of hundred of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II is one of infamous blotches in the United States’ experience with racial discrimination and human and civil rights violations. Although less discussed in the history books than the country’s fight against discriminatory practices against the African Americans, the incarceration of the Japanese… View Article

Race-Based Internment and Korematsu

The internment of Japanese-Americans following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was shameful not only because of the fact that it was allowed to happen, but mostly because it was a national public policy joined in by all branches of the American government. President Roosevelt initiated the policy as the head of the executive branch… View Article

Cynthia Ozick’s “The Shawl”

1) Describe how Ozick presents the setting. Why do you not receive a clear picture of how things look? Why does Ozick present the details as she does? The story begins with three people walking along a road, a mother holding her infant child, and a small child walking along side her. From Ozick’s description… View Article

Comparison of concentration camps to japanese internment

Although we cannot compare the horrors of the Nazi Concentration camps to the American “Relocation Centers”, there are many similarities. Both of the groups of victims were of the minorities, and these cultures were somewhat of an enemy to the leader of their country. These groups (the Japanese in America nearly two thirds of which… View Article

Fear and Foresight – Essay

Fear is “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger” (Webster‘s dictionary). Fear is also the best way to disrupt one’s foresight creating corrupted decisions. To achieve this level of understanding, so that one’s decisions will be made effectively, one must understand him or herself well enough to be able to cut out the emotion and… View Article

Loss of Identity in When the Emperor was Divine

“As we got off the bus, we found ourselves in a large area amidst a sea of friendly Japanese faces, “, stated by a once twelve-year old Nisei Florence Miho Nakamura in her account of her internment camp experience (Tong, 3). This initial experience was common among many Japanese, as they were uprooted from their… View Article

The ​Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

​Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, written by Jamie Ford and published in 2009, tells the story of a relationship between Henry Lee and Kieko Okabe, two middle school aged children caught up in the persecution that was taking place during World War II. The tale, told from the perspective of Henry Lee’s… View Article

Are Zoos Internment Camps for Animals

Majority of people are familiar with the popular animation movie, Madagascar. The plot includes four spoiled zoo animals that escape to the wild and quickly find out that it’s not what they expected. Now this movie has quite the comedic take on a much bigger issue: whether the zoo is an internment camp for animals… View Article

Night by Elie Wiesel

There were many situations that Elie Wiesel has experienced which brought about a change in his character. In the memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel changes in response to his concentration camp experiences. The separation from his loved ones and the horrible conditions of these camps affected Elie greatly. The Holocaust affected Elie physically, emotionally and also… View Article