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.

KAREN IRELAND

Yakima