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Al-Nakba: 1948 Palestinian Exodus: Land Transformation

The guide was created in support of The Palestinian Oral History Archives Project at AUB Libraries. The guide focuses on the various aspects of historiography of 1948 Palestinian Nakba and highlights selective library resources, projects and websites.





"Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlool; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; Kefar Yehushu’a in the place of Tal Al-Shuman. There is not one single place in this country [Israel] that did not have a former Arab population”. Moshe Dayan [as quoted in Haaretz in April 1969]:


Palestine Land Studies Center (PLSC) at the American University of Beirut

The Palestine Land Studies Center (PLSC) at the American University of Beirut
Catalyst for interdisciplinary research and a global hub for grassroots investigation and dialogues around the question of land and population studies in Palestine. Click here for a list of PLCS publications at AUB. 


Books, Theses, etc.

UN Report

Palestinian Village Histories

Palestinian Village Histories, Geographies of the Displaced: memorial books, about the over 400 Palestinian villages that were depopulated and largely destroyed.

Selected Titles

Places : Interactive Encyclopedia of the Palestine Question: Explore hundreds of villages destroyed during the Nakba.

Jerusalem Story aims to tell the story of a unique city through a new lens—that of the city’s large and diverse indigenous Palestinian community.