„The Lebanese” and their fate in biographical perspective Cover Image

„Libańczycy” i ich losy w perspektywie biograficznej
„The Lebanese” and their fate in biographical perspective

Author(s): Jakub Gałęziowski
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Historical Geography, Sociology, Oral history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Ośrodek »Pamięć i Przyszłość«
Keywords: oral history; Middle East; Poles in Lebanon; biographical research; refugees; world war II; "Lebanese"

Summary/Abstract: The text discusses the accounts given by the so-called “Lebanese”, as those Poles who at some point of their lives found refuge in Lebanon call themselves. The accounts were recorded in Poland, Great Britain and Lebanon. “The Lebanese” explained the motives that drove people or their families forced to leave their place of stay when taking decisions regarding new destination. Also, the text describes in detail the impressions of the narrators from the new places they found themselves in and how they coped in new reality (on the example of Great Britain and Poland which was a Communist-ruled country at that time). The text aims to familiarize the audience with this subject, about which not much has been said so far.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 35-56
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish