An Exhibition on Palestine Memories

A Homeland Memory”

 

“A Homeland Memory” is the title of the exhibition which was opened at the library hall of An-Najah National University by the University President Prof. Rami Hamdallah and Ali Tukan the Municipality Library Director.

 The goal of this exhibition is to show the heritage and culture, roots and memories of the Palestinian People over the past eighty years.

 Paintings and images were exhibited; some were painted by western artists, while the rest of the images were taken by Palestinians during their day-to-day life as well as during times of war and deportation.

 Pictures depicting cultural and social spheres of Palestinian life were also shown to the university audience and community associations’ members who visited the exhibition.

 The exhibition is one of the activities organized by the Zajel Youth Exchange Program of the Public Relations Department with the aim of strengthening ties between Palestinian students and their heritage, culture, history and memories.

 Many students and instructors expressed their deep gratitude for organizing such an exhibition, which revealed their history to them, a history rich in determination and hope.

 Old newspapers from the 1930s published in Palestine, such as Al-Defa` (Defense) and Falasteen, were also shown during the exhibition. Such newspapers were issued in both Jafa and Haifa before the establishment of the state of Israel.

 The eyewitnesses from 1948 were particularly moved and enthused by the exhibition, which provided them with an opportunity to visualize their cities of birth, and to recollect with nostalgia their childhood in Jafa or in Haifa.

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