Victims of the Great Famine of Mount Lebanon finally have a memorial monument in Beirut!

By Grace H. at the the961.com – Yazan Halwani is a famous Lebanese street artist created his first monumental sculpture. Located in Beirut, The Memory Tree is the national monument for the Great Famine of Mount Lebanon that happened between 1915 and 1918. It resulted in the migration and death of more than half of the Lebanese population.

The renowned Lebanese author Gibran Khalil Gibran wrote a letter to Mary Haskell which read: “The famine in Mount Lebanon has been planned and instigated by the Turkish government. Already 80,000 have succumbed to starvation and thousands are dying every single day.” Gibran Khalil Gibran wrote a poem entitled “Dead Are My People” which he dedicated to the victims.

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