For a british pow in a german pow camp, life could be monotonous and strict however, in camps run by the military, given the circumstances, life tended to be generally ‘fair’ the same was true for germans and italians held in british pow camps. In may 2010, when vogeley was invited by the federal foundation for research into the east german dictatorship to speak at the presentation of meinhard stark's book on the gulag prisoners, he. Of the total count of us pows in wwii, 36,260 were captured and interned by the japanese on january 1, 2000, 5,745 were still alive (158%) here is the grim news--the comparison of those military held by germany and japan.
German pows on the american homefront thousands of world war ii prisoners ended up in mills, farm fields and even dining rooms across the united states. However, the german japan relationship dates back to 1936, when hitler sent joachim von ribbentrop to sign the anti-comintern pact with japan the anti-comintern pact was an agreement between germany and japan to thwart the spread of communism. So that, when the imperial japanese army, poorly equipped and thousands of themselves died out of hunger themselves during the pacific war, it is easy for us to consider that japanese imperial army treated american, or british pows brutally so.
Japanese pows held in allied prisoner of war camps were treated in accordance with the geneva convention by 1943 the allied governments were aware that personnel who had been captured by the japanese military were being held in harsh conditions. In occupied china, members of the imperial army’s unit 731 experimented on thousands of live chinese and russian pows and civilians as part of japan’s chemical and biological weapons programme. The first japanese sailor taken prisoner was that fellow from the midget sub at pearl harbor, who was the only japanese pow for over a year i think he was held in wisconsin somewhere i think he was held in wisconsin somewhere.
Best answer: interesting question but i will try to answer: because of the sheer scale of suffering caused by the japanese military during the 1930s and 1940s, it is often compared to the military of nazi germany during 1933–45. Similarly the behaviour of the japanese military in world war i (1914–18) was at least as humane as that of other militaries,  with some german pows of the japanese finding life in japan so agreeable that they stayed and settled in japan after the war. Japanese, german, and italian american enemy alien internment shocked by the december 7, 1941, empire of japan attack on pearl harbor, hawaii that propelled the united states into world war ii, one us government response to the war (1941-1945) began in early 1942 with the incarceration of thousands of japanese americans on the west coast and. American troops murdered japanese pows in the wwii m- sasao-japon german prisoners of war in town of saint lo after over 1200 days as a japanese pow of robert enson russell pt1 of 2.
Japan was noted for its brutal treatment of prisoners of war (pow), but this was more understandable in the japanese, than german context the japanese preached (and practiced) a samurai code that being captured was a huge disgrace, and that a pow was essentially a dead man walking. For example, in the allied countries, many german, italian an d japanese citizens in britain and the us were interned the conditions in these camps varied, but the death toll was small. German personnel – the german personnel changed somewhat during the camp’s existence, but for most of the time, the following men were in control in the positions indicated: oberst kuhn – commandant mafor wenglorz – security officer american prisoners of war in germany. In another case of pow massacre, the japanese stationed in palawan island, philippines tried to kill all their american prisoners after wrongly assuming allied forces had invaded japanese forces executed a boat of german civilians suspected of spying for the allies.
Brutal treatment in japanese pow camp there are few images available to illustrate the japanese pow camps here is a drawing from changi prison on singapore by des bettany by kind permission of keith bettany later in the war: british war cabinet monitors german morale. In 1942, four australian pows did the unthinkable, and tried to escape from their japanese prisoner of war camp the japanese became so incensed that they ordered every pow in the changi peninsula to sign an agreement promising not to escape. The chapter indian pows in the pacific, 1941-45 by g j douds, which is part of the 2007 book, forgotten captives in japanese-occupied asia, edited by kevin blackburn and karl hack, elaborates on.