Several months ago, Ursula Potter and I were criticized for incomplete and erroneous information in her column and my letter on WWII relocation centers in a response by a self-proclaimed expert from Richland, who claimed that the truth was the acid test for understanding or misunderstanding what actually happened regarding relocation centers.
We were informed that there were only a few centers, and that internees happily went along with the idea. It turns out that there were 10 relocation centers, and the Minidoka Center in Eden, Idaho, alone housed between 9,500 and 9,800 detainees for the duration.
One internee was quoted in an Associated Press article published in the June 25 Herald as saying: "It wasn't fair, but it is nice that they are bringing this to light so it never happens again."
I rest my case, and thank God for a free press. The truth always comes out.
John P. Owen, Richland