Politics: Concentration Camp or Summer Camp?


“Concentration Camp or Summer Camp?” 

By Robert Ito 


September 15, 1998 

Since the end of World War II, Holocaust revisionists throughout Europe have vehemently denied that the extermination of 6 million Jews ever took place. The gas chambers? Zionist propaganda. Zyklon B? A heavy duty delousing agent. 

But the rewriting of camp history isn't just a European obsession. Over the last two decades, an equally determined band of homegrown revisionists has fought to paint a rosy picture of America's own concentration camps: the ten "relocation centers" where over 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. 

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Photograph by Toyo Miyatake.