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Josephine Haykal

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Date of Interview

June 24, 2019

Interviewer

Joseph Seif

Interviewee

Josephine Haykal

Biographical Text

Josephine was born in Aintoura, Lebanon. She got married at the age of 15 and has four kids, three boys and one girl. She lived through the Lebanese Civil War, however, towards the end she was able to flee with her family to Boston in the U.S. After a couple months, she moved with her family to Binghamton and started a restaurant business called the Phoenician in the University Plaza in Vestal. Today she is retired and lives in Vestal surrounded by her family and Lebanese community.

Duration

54:32 minutes

Language

Arabic

Digital Publisher

Binghamton University

Digital Format

Audio

Rights Statement

This audio file and digital image may only be used for educational purposes. Please cite as: Middle Eastern Oral History Project, Special Collections, Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton University, State University of New York. For usage beyond fair use please contact the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections for more information.

Keywords

Aintoura, Lebanon, Japan, Lebanese Civil War, Family, Syria, Marriage, Lebanese Restaurant, Family Business, Boston, Vestal

Files

Citation

“Josephine Haykal,” Digital Collections, accessed December 9, 2022, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/1871.