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Fleeing Civil War In Lebanon, His Family Made Their Home Halfway Across The World

Lauren Hamra and her father, Afeef Hamra

The Lebanese Civil War started in 1975 and lasted for 15 years. 120,000 people died and nearly one million people fled the country. Among them was Afeef Hamra, who brought his family to Oklahoma City. His daughter Lauren brought him to the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about that time and what he wants her to remember about Lebanese culture.

This story was produced for KOSU by Rachel Hubbard and Dustin Drew, with interviews recorded at the StoryCorps mobile booth in Oklahoma City in early 2018. Locally recorded stories air Wednesdays during Morning Edition and All Things Considered on KOSU.

Thank you to Phillips Murrah law firm for sponsoring StoryCorps' visit to Oklahoma City.

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