Although internment camps were associated with little freedom and the constant displeasure of being guarded, the Japanese were treated civilly. Despite the poor quality of their housing, they did have a roof above their heads. As well, they were given an education and could ask for permission to get money out of their accounts that were in the custody of the government. They were also allowed to be relocated to different internment camps with consent. As Frank Bernard stated, “Admittedly, this [internment] brought material hardship to many of the Japanese, but keeping everything in fair perspective and considering the alternatives, such as those practiced by the enemy, the Japanese were very fortunate.” The Japanese Canadians suffered, yet they were still treated as people, rather than inferiors who might be eliminated, just as the Nazis had done to the Jewish race.