Idaho WWII prison camp controversy flares





The National Park Service wants Congress to remove the word "internment" from the name of a national park commemorating a World War II prison camp for Japanese-Americans.

In a management plan for the Minidoka Internment National Monument finalized this week, the Park Service says the term legally means imprisonment of civilian enemy aliens during wartime and does not accurately reflect the government's forced relocation of thousands of U.S. citizens of Japanese descent.

The agency wants the name changed to Minidoka National Historic Site, which would match with the only similar prison camp under its protection, California's Manzanar National Historic Site.



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Stephen Kislock - 6/24/2006

Were the Japanese AMERICANS, going on Vacation, No!

Intern, vt. to detain or confine (foreign persons), as during a War.
What the US Government did was Intern AMERICANS of Japanese descent, Internment is not correct as per your dictionary, so it should be called a Concentration Camp!