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Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Anaheed. Al-Hardan


One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into Syrian society over time, their experience stands in stark contrast to the plight of Palestinian refugees in other Arab countries, leading to different ways through which to understand the 1948 Nakba, or catastrophe, in their popular memory. Conducting interviews with first-, second-, and third-generation members of Syria’s Palestinian community, Anaheed Al-Hardan follows the evolution of the Nakba—the central signifier of the Palestinian r ... More

Keywords: Palestinians, Syria, Nakba, Memory, Refugee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231176361
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231176361.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anaheed. Al-Hardan, author