Heart Mountain

The Hide Family, formerly from Toppenish, Wash., standing and seated inside their barrack apartment 15-7-E in Heart Mountain, Wyoming on Dec. 30, 1944. Back Row: Sons Mike and Tom Hide. Front Row: Daughter Yoshiko Hide and parents Mantaro and Kiyo Hide.

To the editor — Concerning a letter in the Aug. 11 paper:

According to Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, a "concentration camp" is "a place of confinement for those considered dangerous to the regime," whereas "internment" is "to detain and confine within a definite area." Only a government would think this difference matters. To the person confined, the difference is purely academic.

Regardless, what this country did to its citizens of Japanese descent was and is immoral.