The Jewish Community of Lebanon: Erasure and Memories
Hosted By: Qesher
The Lebanese Jewish Community reaches back to Biblical times, but hardly has any remaining presence today. A complex mosaic of more than 20 religious denominations, Lebanon was a prosperous and tolerant society. However, after the Six-day war, fault lines started to appear, triggering the first major wave of Jewish migration. In 1975, the rest of the Jews had to escape a war-ravaged country. The speaker will draw on her own family history, memories plus historical books. Furthermore, as a visual artist, she will also be presenting some of her photo-text series which often focus on the experience of war and displacement and the undeniable attachment to her birthplace, Beirut.
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