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Interview with Janet Hazar

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Date of Interview

July 7, 2019


Joseph Seif


Janet Hazar

Biographical Text

Born in Damascus, Syria, Jeanet grew up in a rich and diverse environment. Due to unrest in Syria, her family and she were forced to leave for the U.S. Her family's property was confiscated by the Syrian government and the Damascus International Airport was built on it. Today Jeanet resides in Appalachian, NY with her family.


41:49 minutes



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Binghamton University

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Syria, Damascus, Hafez Al-Assad, Family, Religion, Syrian Culture, Syrian Food, 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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