Throughout the history of Omaha there is a long tradition of hostility towards and prejudice against Jewish people, which is called antisemitism. It has existed since the first Jews arrived in the city in the 1860s. Antisemitism was overt in Omaha into the 1960s, by which time Jews were largely viewed as part of the … Continue reading A History of Antisemitism in Omaha
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This is a biography of Flora Pinkston (1887-1966) of North Omaha, Nebraska.
Charity, socializing, and fraternity drove the American Legion Theodore Roosevelt Post #30 in North Omaha. Discover what happened to them.
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