No, there is no evidence to support this ridiculous claim
There is more evidence of a conspiracy to make people think that the claim is true then there is evidence of the claim.
The pictures and videos that claimants rely on are for the most part deliberate lies. Train repair centers, North Korean labor camps and National Guard training centers are just some of the centers claimed as FEMA concentration camps.
There have been no studies done to debunk this claim and it is unlikely there will be, simply because of how ridiculous it is. Perhaps the next best thing is a detailed debunking from a reliable source.
James Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics appeared on Glenn Beck’s Fox News program to debunk this claim. Transcripts are here and here.
BECK: OK. There is no sound? How come I'm hearing the sound here,
Frank. OK. This is something where they're showing a so-called
concentration camp. These are turnstiles. This is in a secure area,
behind the fence. I don't know how they got this video when it was
behind the fence, but they went in and got this video.
You recognized this or you searched for it, right? And what did you
MEIGS: Well, it is not very hard to find, like many of these things.
The truth is actually fairly evident. This is an Amtrak repair
facility in Beach Grove, Indiana. The woman who made this video
initially claimed that it's some kind of American Auschwitz. And they
have outfitted buildings with gas and they've got these strange
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (voice-over): In yet another fenced area, we see a
large warehouse building at the end with the electronic turnstiles in
front of it.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BECK: OK. That they were putting gas heaters of some sort in there.
MEIGS: Right. And what we found out is — first of all, one of those
buildings has been knocked down. The other ones were upgraded. Their
heating system was obsolete. And more than 15 years ago, they upgraded
them to gas heat so they could work on the trains.
MEIGS: Well, there is one detail that the conspiracy theorists leave
out. Those are satellite images of a concentration camp in North
There is a more thorough debunking on the Popular Mechanics web page.
Of course all of that is meaningless since James Meigs is clearly a government shill. :-)
- The evidence used by people making the claim is demonstrably false,
- Not all of the ~800 alleged camps have been debunked,
- If this were happening it would be covered up,
- The difficulty of orchestrating something of this magnitude and keeping it secret,
no decent motive has been proposed and arguably there is a lack of means.
This claim should be given less credibility than reports of leprechauns until a reason exists to consider it seriously.