Definitions for "Internment camps"
camps to which more than 110,000 Japanese Americans living in the West were moved soon after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor
Camps run by the Justice Department for the detention of enemy aliens (not U.S. citizens) deemed dangerous during World War II. Most of the several thousand people in these camps were Japanese Americans (two-thirds were US citizens) who had been rounded up after the attack on Pearl Harbor because they were viewed as "dangerous." "Internment camp" is a euphemism for "concentration camps" or "incarceration camps."
a prison camp for the confinement if enemies or prisoners of war.