The Truth Revealed
Japanese Internment Camps
Japanese internment camps were a dark time in the history of the United States of America. One hundred twenty thousand Japanese were held prisoner in camps across the country, primarily in the West. Some stayed in these camps for up to three years. The reasoning behind the seclusion of the Japanese was flawed as there was never any proof that any of them had been working or plotting against the U.S.
The "Zero" in this piece of U.S. propoganda refers to the type of fighter aircraft that the Japanese used in World War II. This posters implies that every plane that the U.S. takes down, the happier they are.
Life magazine illustrates the internment camps as a "home high in the spectacular Sierras" with plenty of shelter and supplies.
In actuality, the setting for the camps was in a dusty environment with no shade and little room.
Again, Life magazine portrays the Japanese as happy to help the war effort and the U.S. in any way possible.
Throughout the war, the Japanese were treated very poorly and were never trusted. This was mostly kept away from the public so that America still sounded as though they were doing the best that they could do.