European and Asian Immigrant Histories

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