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V: 1943

V: 1943

California, 1943. "Calisthenics at Manzanar War Relocation Center." Medium format nitrate negative by Ansel Adams. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

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It Is A "True" Concentration Camp!

Actually, the Nazis used the term "concentration camp" as a euphemism for their death camps. Since then, of course, the term "concentration camp" has become synonymous with the death camps, and lost its original meaning which goes back to the 2nd Boer War at the turn of the last century.

Never ceases to amaze

how some of us will float all kinds of convoluted comparisons to make our conduct appear to be "better than."

You know, all these kids in the Shorpy Pages, working the coal mines and doing other dangerous, tedious work, well, by gum, by crackie, at least they had jobs and something to do to keep them out of trouble.

PC As Opposed To....

...a concentration camp where workers were starved to death or gassed when no longer useful? Not that I'm supporting the relocation camps but they were a far cry from a true concentration camp.

Manzanar War Relocation Center

a PC way to describe it.

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