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Quite right, Christine.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2010 on We Are Still The World at The Faculty Lounge
Theres lots of controversy in the field about many of the terms from this period -- lots of euphemism, and lots of inaccuracy. In the case of internment, the problem is inaccuracy. Internment refers to the lawful process of detaining enemy aliens. Some 12,000 to 14,000 German, Italian, and Japanese aliens were interned during WWII in camps administered by the Justice Department. The resident aliens and US citizens in camps like Topaz (administered by the War Relocation Authority) were not interned. They were incarcerated or imprisoned.