Focus upon comparing and contrasting the differences between life in a Concentration Camp in Germany during World War II and life in an Internment Camp in the United States during World War II. Look at the living conditions, food, work and basic human rights the occupants had while living in these camps. Your final product will be a written paper focusing upon comparing and contrasting life in concentration camps and internment camps. Below are materials that may be helpful to you in your search.
Information Seeking, Location & Access
Web Links
Concentration camps
Concentration Camps were found in Germany, Poland and France during World War II. Although primarily Jews were were taken to these camps, other people were sent to the there because of their religious and political beliefs.
Jewish Virtual Library -- Concentration Camps
Holocaust History -- Non Jewish Victims
Zipple.com -- Concentration Camps
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
History Place Holocaust Timeline
Holocaust Survivors
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Holocaust Studies
C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust Museum
An Auschwitz Alphabet
Simon Wiesenthal Multimedia Learning Center -- The Camps
Internment Camps For Americans of Japanese or German Descent
Internment camps are where Japanese and German Americans were taken to live during World War II because the United States government considered them a risk to national security.
A More Perfect Union
Camp Harmony Exhibit
Internment of Germans in the U.S. during WWII
Japanese Internment in WWII
Japanese-American Internent Camps during WWII
Japanese American Internent
The Manzanar Committee Online
Manzanar National Historic Site
Suffering Under a Great Injustice
A History of Japanese American Internment
War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizonia 1942-46 -- Camp Life
Children of the Camps - the documentary
Books available from the Ford IMC on this topic.

Title & Shelf Number

Aleutian sparrow
Fic Hes

The diary of a young girl / Anne Frank

940.53 SHU

Daniel's story
PBK Matas

The Holocaust
940.53 Res

I never saw another butterfly. : Children's drawings and poems from Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
741.9437 P884i

Japanese American internment camps
940.53 DUD

Life in a Nazi concentration camp
940.54 SAL

Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps
940.53 WAR

Heroes of the Holocaust
940.53 GOT

Children of the slaughter
940.53 GOT
Anne Frank : young voice of the Holocaust

We are children just the same : Vedem, the secret magazine by the boys of Terezn?
305.23 Gir

One eye laughing, the other weeping : the diary of Julie Weiss

Greater than angels

We are witnesses : five diaries of teenagers who died in the Holocaust
940.53 We

Holocaust memories : speaking the truth
940.53 LAN

Hilde and Eli, children of the Holocaust
940.53 ADL

Witnessess to war : eight true-life stories of Nazi persecution
940.53 Wit

The Holocaust : 1939-1945
940.53 Kal

The Holocaust heroes
940.53 Fre

The Faces of resistance
362.87 Kal

Holocausts in other lands
304.6 Kal

Jacob's rescue : a Holocaust story

B Zys
Further information can be found in the following InfOhio Resources
SIRS Discoverer
Encyclopedia Britannica
EBSCO Grades 7-12
Search EBSCO using the following keywords
Japanese Internment Camps
Japanese Internment
German Internment Camps
German American Internment
Concentration Camps

Also, search EBSCO with the following subject headings
Holocaust, Jewish 1939-1945
Concentration Camps
Japanese Americans - evacuation & relocation 1939-1945
American's Concentration Camps
World War 1939-1945
World War 1939-1945 - evacuation of civilians
Prisoners of War - United States
World War 1939-1945 - atrocities
Holocaust Victims

Below is a listing of articles that may be useful for your research
Japanese Internment Camps
Internment of Japanese Americans. Political & World Affairs: WWII, 2002, p1, 2p; Reading Level (Lexile): 1220; (AN 6939301)
Witness and victim. By: Chang, Gordon H.. Humanist, Jan/Feb98, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p21, 3p, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1070; (AN 69049)
The Japanese--American Internment. By: Sundquist, Eric J.. American Scholar, Autumn88, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p529, 19p; (AN 5317985)
Japanese internees take a pilgrimage to the past By: Marco R. della Cava. USA Today, 06/25/2003; (AN J0E130184904703)
Executive Order 9066. By: Patton, Allyson. American History, Dec99, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p72, 1p, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1040; (AN 2382908)
The Camps at Home. (cover story) By: Mineta, Norman. Newsweek, 03/08/99, Vol. 133 Issue 10, p46, 3/4p, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 760; (AN 1586870)
A Field in the Desert That Felt like Home. By: Davis, David; Cook, Kevin; O'Brien, Richard. Sports Illustrated, 11/16/98, Vol. 89 Issue 20, Following p36, 3p, 2bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1120; (AN 1276764)
Hard times at Heart Mountain. By: Wiener, Jon. Nation, 5/15/95, Vol. 260 Issue 19, p694, 7/8p; Reading Level (Lexile): 920; (AN 9505192957)
The war at home. Humanities, Mar/Apr95, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p32, 4p, 4bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1150; (AN 9503167516)
Concentration Camps
One Tragedy, Two Lives. By: Fields-Meyer, Thomas; Heyn, Eve. People, 3/29/2004, Vol. 61 Issue 12, p113, 2p, 2c, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1050; (AN 12598554)
Anne Frank. Political & World Leaders: WWII, 2002, p1, 2p; Reading Level (Lexile): 1000; (AN 6939220)
Never Again. By: Weston, Jenny. Current Events, 5/5/2000, Vol. 99 Issue 25, p2b, 1p, 2bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 860; (AN 3089210)
Freeing the survivors. (cover story) By: Parshall, Gerald. U.S. News & World Report, 4/3/95, Vol. 118 Issue 13, p50, 16p, 2 charts, 10bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1030; (AN 9503297502)
A Visit to Majdanek. By: Parker, Frank S.. Judaism, Spring76, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p158, 9p; (AN 4885103)
The beginning of redemption. (cover story) By: Chesnoff, Richard Z.. U.S. News & World Report, 4/3/95, Vol. 118 Issue 13, p66, 2p, 2c; Reading Level (Lexile): 1210; (AN 9503297503)
Remembering the holocaust. By: Relin, David Oliver. Scholastic Update, 3/24/95, Vol. 127 Issue 12, p25, 3p, 2c, 1bw; (AN 9504103662)
Remembering Auschwitz. Economist, 1/28/95, Vol. 334 Issue 7899, p18, 3/4p, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1230; (AN 9501307735)
A tortured legacy. (cover story) By: Nagorski, Andrew. Newsweek, 1/16/95, Vol. 125 Issue 3, p56, 2p, 1c, 1bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1200; (AN 9501117655)
ANNE FRANK: FORTY YEARS ON. By: Barnes, Ian. History Today, Mar85, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p48, 3p; (AN 4869738)
Books from other libraries about the Japanese Internment Camps
I am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment by Jerry Stanley
Japanese American Internment Camps (Cornerstones of Freedom. Second Series)
Japanese American Internment Camps by Bryan J. Grapes (Editor)
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
by James D. Houston (Author), Jeanne Houston (Author)
The Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp Based on a Classroom Diary by Michael O. Tunnell, George W. Chilcoat
Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki, Dom Lee (Illustrator)
Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience by Lawson Fusao Inada (Editor), California Historical Society, Patricia Wakida (Preface), William M. Hohri (Afterword)
Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family by Yoshiko Uchida
Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans by Erica Harth (Editor)
Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese Americans by Archie Miyatake (Introduction), Sue Kunitomi Embrey, William H. Michael, Wynne Benti (Editor), Ansel E. Adams, Sue Kunitomi Embrey
Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp by Michael L. Cooper (Author)
Elusive Truth: Four Photographers at Manzanar by Gerald H. Robinson
Books from Other Libraries about Concentration Camps & The Holocaust
I Never Saw Another Butterfly : Childrn's Drawings & Poems fr Terezin Concentration Camp,1942-44 by Hana Volavkova
Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin by Susan Goldman Rubin
The Children We Remember by Chana Byers Abells (Author)

Picture Books about the Holocaust
Children in the Holocaust and World War II: Their Secret Diaries by Laurel Holliday (Editor)
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust by Eve Bunting, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
The Number on My Grandfather's Arm by David A. Adler, Rose Eichenbaum (Photographer)
One Yellow Daffodil: A Hanukkah Story by David A. Adler (Author), Lloyd Bloom (Illustrator)

Some Good Video or DVD programs about Concentration Camps
Survivors of the Holocaust (1996)
Starring: Steven Spielberg, See more
Director: Allan Holzman
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
Rated: NR
Studio: Warner Home Video

The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Director: Donna Deitch
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
Rated: NR

Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
Starring: James F. Collier, See more
Director: James F. Collier
Format: Color, NTSC

Playing for Time (1988)
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, See more
Format: NTSC
Rated: NR
Studio: M.C.E.G./Virgin Visi

The Hiding Place (2003)
Starring: James F. Collier, See more
Director: James F. Collier
Format: Color, NTSC
Rated: PG

Escape From Sobibor (1987)
Director: Jack Gold
Encoding: Region 1 DVD
Format: Color
Rated: NR
Studio: Westlake Entertainment

The Last Days (1998)
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Umvd
Video Release Date: November 5, 2002

The Lost Children of Berlin (1997)
Starring: Lost Children of Berlin, Anthony Hopkins, See more
Format: Color, Black & White, NTSC
Rated: NR
Studio: A & E Entertainment
Some good Videos about the relocation of Japanese Americans

Children of the Camps: the documentary
NAATA Distribution
346 Ninth Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Website: http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/index.html

Days of Waiting
Steven Okazaki, producer/director, 28 minutes
Distributor: Transit Media (800-343-5540). Contact: NAATA (415-863-0814)

Once Upon a Camp Multilingual Classroom Series
Distributed by NAATA (415-863-0814), this collection by UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the Japanese American National Museum includes a Teacher's Guide for each video:

The Bracelet, John Esaki, director. Story by Yoshiko Uchida, 2001. 25 minutes (grades K-5).

Dear Miss Breed, Veronica Ko, director. 2001. 13 minutes (grades 6-8).

Interactions, Justin Lin, director. 2001. 33 minutes (grades 9-12).

Beyond Barbed Wire. Mac and Ava Picture Productions, 1997.

Days of Waiting: The Life and Art of Estelle Ishigo. Farallon Documentary Films, 1990

A Family Gathering. Lise Yasui and Ann Tegnell. PBS Video, 1989

Heart Mountain: Three Years in a Relocation Center. National Asian American Telecommunications Association 1997
General Information

Gayle Schmuhl
Ford Middle School
Concentration Camps/Japanese Internment Camps
Grade Levels 8-12
Social Studies/English
Internment of Japanese Americans during WWII and Concentration Camps Europe

This pathfinder is designed to acquaint students with the daily life of individuals in both Japanese internment camps and concentration camps. Students will compare and contrast living conditions, food, work and basic human rights for the occupants of these camps. The dewey numbers used included 940.53, 305.23 & Biography. The subjects heading used were:
Holocaust, Jewish 1939-1945
Concentration Camps
Japanese Americans - evacuation & relocation 1939-1945
American's Concentration Camps
World War 1939-1945
World War 1939-1945 - evacuation of civilians
Prisoners of War - United States
World War 1939-1945 - Atrocities
Holocaust Victims