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Interview with Atef Hazar

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Date of Interview

June 30, 2019


Joseph Seif


Atef Hazar

Biographical Text

Atef was born and raised in Jdeidet Marjeyoun, a Christian town in South Lebanon. His parents, like many inhabitants of the town, held property in old Palestine before 1948 and were merchants. He was a teacher at the local school and was forced to flee the country due to the Lebanese Civil War. Atef is currently retired with his wife in upstate New York.


65:17 minutes



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Binghamton University

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Old Palestine, Lebanon, South Lebanon, Israeli Invasion, Education, Merchants, New York


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This collection includes interviews of Middle Eastern immigrants who settled in the Binghamton area. Since the rise of nationalism and the repression of minorities during the last phase of the Ottoman Empire, the ethnic groups in the Middle East have faced physical pressure and violence, cultural assimilation, and ethnic… More

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