How a coat once buried in a German backyard made it to Nebraska

Today is National Holocaust Remembrance Day. While the Holocaust might seem many decades and thousands of miles from 2016 Nebraska, we preserve objects and memories so people in the present will not forget the horror and injustice of the past. This is the story of a coat and the families who wore it, saved it, buried it, cleaned it, wore it again, and, most importantly, preserved and documented it.

"We the People: Nebraska Stories of Civil Rights" Video on YouTube

Check out the NSHS’s new video on YouTube!

During the Nebraska History Museum’s "We the People": The Nebraska Viewpoint exhibit, visitors were invited to tell their own stories in a video booth. Now the best of these recordings have been edited into a five-minute video called We the People: Nebraska Stories of Civil Rights. The video is the work of Joy Carey, a UNL broadcast news major and NSHS editorial assistant in the Publications Division.

Ten Reasons Why Women Don’t Want the Right to Vote

Ten Reasons Why the Great Majority of Women Do Not Want the Ballot.

  • BECAUSE they have not lost faith in their fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers, who afford full protection to the community, there being no call for women to relieve them of the task.
  • BECAUSE women realize that when they become voters they will in consequence have to serve as jurors, and be compelled to hear all the repugnant details incident to murder trials and trials for other crimes disclosing unspeakable wickedness. Jury service is abhorrent to every normal woman.

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