Re: Canada Had Internment Camps, Not Concentration Camps During WW2Oct 5th, 2011
would be a disservice to the English Language. The real sad facts cannot be
measured in the word Internment.
What really happened? The Japanese were loyal Canadians and while some of
family members were in the Internment Camp their sons were in fact fighting in
Canadian uniforms for Canada and the United States. I should be noted that in
Italy some of the worst fighting in the mountains was carried by Japanese
Americans battling the Germans.
It is also a puzzle, we put the Japanese in these camps but no Germans were sent
to these holiday camps as it were. After all, and internment camp couldn't be a
concentration camp so it must have been a pleasant place right? That is what our
Governments would have us believe anyway.
The real sad fact is some of our business people who administered the assets of
the Japanese took on the job for a dollar. Ya right. The did it for a dollar but they
were allowed to profit from the assets of selling other peoples property and not
compensating them for it. They sold home, fishing boats, canneries and farms
without ever paying people for what they took. This is why the Japanese wanted
an apology for this miscarriage of justice.
I heard many stories about this, and knew some people who lost everything while
being patriotic Canadian Citizens.
In my view, this was nothing more than pure out and out racism of the highest order.
yes Japan was an enemy of Canada at the time, but so was Germany, Italy. Never
heard of Italian or German Internment Camps for civilians.
Now there was German Prisoner of war camps and they did work on Prairie farms
in Manitoba and Saskatchewan but not civilian Internment Camps.
After all that, they never did find a Japanese Canadian Spy, this was purely an
act of racial hatred.