They failed to mention a huge underlying cause of the difference in how we treated German POWs and the Japanese-American citizens who were detained: Though this belief was unjust and shameful it was still a belief: the Japanese-Americans being detained were working against the interests of the country.
There were in some way seditious and or treasonous.
If you want to really see the difference do research on convict leasing. Take an interesting topic and throw in your left wing snobby criticism of the military (alleged torture).
Plus, anybody who didn't know this story was too busy making baskets and singing protest songs in school to actually learn something.
Karen helps Jad and Robert try to figure out why we did what we did then, and why we are doing things so differently now.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this podcast stated that the Nuremberg Laws and the Mississippi Black Code could be viewed side by side at a museum in Nuremberg.
We're all just men, and therefore, we deserve basic human respect.
I'm glad that we treated these humans like humans, as they were.
My Grandfather was in WWII and he told me how, when the fighting was halted, soldiers from both sides would trade food and other knick-knacks.
Did not know the history of the Camp until a few years ago but am not surprised that German POW's would have been treated well. I just found out that there was a similar camp in my small hometown of Sparta, Michigan.
Not even surprised that they were treated with more dignity and respect than some of their African-American citizens. I just wish I knew going in that I could stop listening with 3 minutes left when the inevitable Anti-Bush rant started. I remembered listening to this episode of Radiolab last year and thinking it was interesting.