BOYS TOWN

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After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans were placed in internment camps around the country.

Father Flanagan worked tirelessly to shelter and safely relocate

hundreds of internees through Boys Town between 1943 and the end of the war.

A triumph of human decency over reactionary politics, xenophobia and fear,  this chapter in Omaha's history stands to remind us that

we are truly our neighbor's keeper.

DESTINATION DETAILS

ADDRESS:

137th Street and Dodge, Boys Town, NE 68010

ON-SITE DESTINATION:

Beside “Two Brothers” Statue

AGE RANGE: All Ages

DIVE DEEPER

Educators! Please open the PDF for lesson plans to bring the Walk Against Hate™

into your learning environment: