Memories of Palestine

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Today, more than half of all Palestinians live outside of their home country. For some, Palestine is a recent memory, for others it is a distant past. But all of them carry their Memories of Palestine.

Some did live these memories themselves: they left Palestine and built a new life abroad. Others were born in the Diaspora and were able to visit Palestine as a citizen of their new country. Many others are not able to visit Palestine and only know it via stories. In the Diaspora, memories become stories that are told and retold, shaped and reshaped.

While some of these memories have made it into famous books or movies, this archive is about those kept alive by families and friends. Young or old, Muslim or Christian, born in Palestine or not, these stories seem to be part of what grounds Palestinians in the Diaspora. They are a slow read and come with a reward.

Warm regards,

Frank Ostyn