The Trek Uptown: The Migration of Harrisburg's Jewish Community in the Early Twentieth Century
- Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies
- Penn State University Press
- Volume 87, Number 1, Winter 2020
- pp. 179-191
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The demolition of Harrisburg's Eighth Ward between 1913 and 1919 displaced a substantial population of eastern European Jewish immigrants and uprooted their religious congregations. Yet the migration of people, synagogues, and institutions uptown and their continuity in the following decades are a testimony of the community's essential cohesion.