caterin asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Did the United States have concentration camps?

Did the United States have concentration camps?

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  • Tory
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    No. It had internment camps for people of Japanese ancestry who lived in the United States. Due to the after effects of Pearl Harbor, the government locked up everyone of Japanese ancestry so that they could not function as spies or saboteurs. It is important to understand that these people were US citizens. The internment camps were like prisons. Concentration camps were a German term. There were also POW camps in the United States during World War II. German prisoners were brought here to prevent them from escaping and returning to their units to continue fighting.

    Source(s): I group near the site of a POW camp that now has a historical marker.
  • 1 decade ago

    They had interment camps which is not the same as concentration camps. A considerable amount of Japanese people were sent to them after America was bombed in Pearl Harbor.

  • 1 decade ago

    Although they were called something different, the Native American reservations were,in effect, concentration camps. So were the internment camps for Japanese-American US citizens in WW2.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    did? we have them now but they are not being used. tons of camps all over the usa. what for? who knows.

    google it. there are also these containers which are for human bodies which you can fit like 4 bodies per container. there are thousands and thousands of them. what for? who knows.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    during ww2 when the japanese attacked, many japanese americans were intered in camps which could be called concetration camps, tho they weren't really.

  • Maddog
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Still do. Only they're called reservations.

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