Ethnic Histories

  • In this category, students can learn about European and Asian immigrants and their descendents who settled in Omaha and Nebraska in the early 1900s. What brought them here, where they worked, where they lived and what challenges did they face. Student projects include the the Nisei at UNL during Word War II, the role of Jewish immigrant women in business (Rose Blumkin) and women's environmental activism (Dorothy Patach).