The Lebanese on Board Titanic

12 November 2018

THE LEBANESE ON BOARD TITANIC - and links to migration from the Middle East

An illustrated talk by Guy Jones, Irish Lebanese Cultural Foundation (representing the Lebanese Emigration Research Centre and the International Lebanese Titanic Committee [ILTC])

Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast. The Museum have also kindly provided a free tour of Dippy the Dinosaur - Tour will start at 7pm prior to the talk.

We are delighted to bring the story of the Lebanese on board RMS Titanic to Belfast – not least because of the significant numbers of Lebanese involved in the disaster, but also because in many respects the story of the Lebanese onboard was also a story of emigration. And the emigration story is not unlike the story of the Irish onboard reflecting the lives, and hopes of so many of the third-class passengers regardless of which country in Europe, or the Middle East, they started their journey.

Did you know that 154 Lebanese were on board the Titanic? And that 125 of them perished.


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