Research Guide

the Nakba Archive

Since 2002 the Nakba Archive has recorded filmed interviews with first generation Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon about the events of 1948.

During the 1948 war with the nascent state of Israel it is estimated that around half of the 1.4 million Palestinian Arabs were driven from their homes or fled, to neighboring Arab states. This period of Palestinian history has come to be known as al-Nakba, ‘the catastrophe’. Of the 750,000 displaced Palestinians, approximately 110,000 (mostly from northern Palestine) sought refuge in Lebanon.

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