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Synonyms for internment

confinement during wartime

the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law

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The 10 internment camps were civilian detention camps; the exclusion order was such that it included everyone--even children in orphanages.
He takes the reader into different internment camps where he and his inmates try to make the time pass more quickly by creating a university within, which teaches a diverse ensemble of things, like chemistry and mathematics.
Her parents were relocated to an internment camp during World War II, but her father landed an academic sponsorship at Oberlin College.
To counter this guilt complex--peddled, according to Malkin, by high school textbooks, universities, ethnic activists, politicians, and the media--Malkin sets out to debunk what she describes as politically correct myths about internment: that it was motivated primarily by racism and hysteria, that there was no national security justification for it, and that the relocation and internment camps were Nazi-style death camps.
Instead of military guard towers policing Japanese Americans in remote internment camps, the civilian police monitor and circumscribe the physical and economic mobility of African Americans within the various areas of Los Angeles.
You don't have to round everyone up and put them in internment camps if you can deport them all or if you can set up policies so onerous that people vote with their feet and stay away.
The family had been living in the Dutch East Indies when in 1941-42 the Japanese invaded the islands and Nel and some thousands of other Dutch men and women, along with their children, were herded into internment camps.
Today, physical entrapment of those perceived as threats to national security by setting up internment camps along the lines of Japanese "relocation camps" may be prevented from translating into reality considering the fact that there is an obvious precedence and active community organizing.
Nason was president of Swarthmore College from 1940 to 1953 when he led a group supporting students sent to internment camps for Japanese-Americans and negotiated with federal authorities for their release from 1942 to 1945, the New York Times said.
In two especially fine chapters, he links the well-known history of World War II internment camps to lesser-known histories of the alien land laws passed in the 1920s and the urban redevelopment projects of the 1970s and 1980s, interpreting all three as literal displacements of Asian Americans from "American" space.
Internment camps were established in such places as the old Fort Garry building in Winnipeg, the armouries in Niagara Falls, the Malleable Iron Works in Amherst, Nova Scotia, the National Parks building in Banff Castle, Alberta, and the militia camps in Petawawa, Ontario.
publication to protest the internment camps, said the internment violated the civil liberties of the Japanese-Americans who were detained there on the grounds of their race.
With by this parting, Mieko Ouchi delves into her family's experience in the Canadian internment camps to create a touching testament to the endurance of the human spirit.