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Crime: Indefinite Detention & Torture

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"800 to 900 yards from the place where the ovens were, the prisoners were squeezed into little cars that ran on rails. In Auschwitz these cars had various dimensions and could hold up to 15 people. As soon as a car was loaded, it would be set in motion on an inclined plane that traveled at full speed down a corridor. At the end of the corridor there was a wall, and in the wall was the door to the oven..." Source: Inside the Concentration Camps
FUN FACT: Kids who read Maus don't grow into adults who constantly compare minor inconveniences to the Holocaust. ~ @Malecopywriter

Crime: Nazi Concentration Camps

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During the Second World War, the U.S. government detained Miyatake Tōyō at the Manzanar concentration camp along with his wife and four children. Miyatake smuggled a camera lens into the camp and had a camera body constructed from wood, while an ally smuggled film and developing supplies to him from outside to allow him to take and develop photographs of the camp. Using this equipment he secretly took at photographs of the camp, working primarily in the early morning before most people were abou
This photo shows a sign placed in the store window by the Japanese-American owners on December 8, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor  — in Oakland, California.   Photo credit: Library of Congress
Two Japanese American children sit on pieces of luggage at the old Santa Fe train station while while awaiting forcible removal to U.S. concentration camps in Owens Valley, 1942.  Photo credit: Russell Lee / Library of Congress

Crime: U.S. Concentration Camps (1942 - 1946)

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A watchtower at the entrance of Guantanamo's prison complex, Guantanamo, Cuba, June 2006.  Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image?
Or, just maybe, those who seek to "blur" the line between Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib--two spaces of indefinite detention--do so in order to challenge what appears to them as an arbitrary and tactical distinction between legal regimes.  Yoo is a principle author of the now infamous torture memos, which paved the way for torture during the War on Terror. Among other legal maneuvers, he suggested a new legal definition of the word "severe" in order to "blur" the line between torture and intimidation

Crime: Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

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