Arlene Benson
 
 

I present here, my paper completed in fulfillment of my Masters Degree in American Studies from the Pennsylvania State University at Middletown, Pennsylvania.


I sincerely hope that this document will enable you to learn about your family history, provide a focal point for the appreciation of Jewish contributions to the Central Pennsylvania culture and history, or even serve as the basis for future research.


Sincerely,

Arlene Benson

Harrisburg resident.



Note:

On June 09, 2011, Arlene lost her two year battle with cancer. 

This Masters Project, her 34 year marriage and her beautiful daughter,

were her proudest accomplishments.



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The Jews of the Old Eighth Ward 1860-1924