Conflict, Migration & Identity 38 Inteviews

This collection is currently in development and includes a series of interviews with Syrians who remained in Syria during the conflict and those who migrated to Europe. The Arabic language recordings and transcripts are currently being uploaded. We will begin to upload the English language entries and transcripts in June 2021.

Mahmoud Bazanko

Mahmoud Bazanko, 29, is from Damascus. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: I’m a photographer, and this is perhaps the personal...

Mohamad Kasas

Mohamad Kasas is in his early thirties and currently lives in Germany. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: I feel that...

Omar Ali Al Hussein

Omar Ali Al Hussein is 35 years old and currently lives in Syria. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: I was...

Besan Zarzar

Bezan Zarzar is 32 years old and currently lives in the Netherlands. Here, she talks to us about her sense of identity: I usually introduce...

Zafer Nahhas

Zafer Nahhas is in his early 30s and lives in the UK. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity as a Syrian:...

Mohammad Amin Bikdaliya

Mohammad Amin Bikdali is 23 years old and lives in Germany. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity as a Syrian: I...

Saghatel Bassil

Saghatel Bassil is 44 years old and currently lives in Sweden. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: My name is Saghatel,...

Jamil Alyou

Jamil Alyou is 27 years old and currently lives in Germany. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: To determine who I...

Ronas Sheikhmous

Ronas Sheikhmous, 31, lives in Germany. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: The injustice and oppression practiced against the Kurdish people...

Mustapha Alouche

Mustapha Alouche, 50, lives in Germany. Here, he talks to us about how he defines his identity: I am Syrian by birth, but at the...

Hozan Ibrahim

Hozan Ibrahim, 36, lives in Denmark. Here, he explains how he conceives of his identity: I’m a Syrian Kurd. Religious affiliation means nothing to me....

Reem Alshaar

Reem Alshaar is a forty-something woman living in Damascus. Here, she talks to us about her sense of identity: In my opinion, a person’s identity...

Elias Bitar

Elias Bitar is 52 years old and lives in Damascus. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: I’m like the majority of...

Dyala Ghanem

Dyala Ghanem is Syrian and currently lives in France. Here, she talks to us about how she sees her identity: I’m Syrian, but I also...

Kenan Nassar

Kenan Nassar is Syrian and currently lives in French Guiana. Here, he talks to us about the factors that influence his sense of identity as...

Khaldoun

Khaldoun, who prefers to give only his first name, is from the city of Homs in Syria, and currently lives in Germany. Here, he talks...

Haneen Ahmad

Haneen Ahmad is a Syrian woman from Homs, currently living in Damascus. Here, she talks to us about her sense of identity as a Syrian:...

Mozna Bilal

Mozna Bilal lives in Damascus. Here, she talks to us about the factors that influence her sense of identity as a Syrian: I’ve been living...

Bashar Azzam

Bashar Azzam is a Syrian living in Suwayda. Here, he talks to us about how he understands his identity as a Syrian: First and foremost,...

Abdullah Aljaddan

Abdallah Aljaddan is from Syria and currently lives in Damascus. Here, he talks to us about how the conflict and immigration from Syria has affected...

Mohamad Çiçek

Mohamad Çiçek is Syrian and currently lives in Sweden. Here he talks to us about what influences his sense of identity as a Syrian: Very...

Hazem Youness

Hazem Youness is Palestinian-Syrian, currently living in Sweden. Here, he introduces himself in terms of his sense of identity: If you’d asked me this question...

Rim Mahmoud

Rim Mahmoud is a journalist from Syria. Here, she introduces herself in terms of her Syrian identity: I present myself as a person living in...

Dara Kurdo

Dara Kurdo is Syrian-Kurdish and currently lives in Denmark. Here, he talks to us about his identity and what constitutes it: The elements of my...

Yahya Hashem

Yahya Hashem is a Syrian actor currently living in the Netherlands. Here, he talks to us about his sense of identity: I am a believer...

Nour Nasrah

Nour Nasrah is a writer and translator living in the city of Tartus. Here she talks to us about the elements that make up her...

Hanadi Zahlout

Hanadi Zahlout is from Syria, currently living in the south of France. Here, she talks to us about her Syrian identity: The things that represent...

Lina

Lina (not her real name) is Syrian and lives in Damascus. Here, she talks to us about her sense of identity and how it was...

Reem Maghribi

Reem Maghribi is Palestinian Syrian and she currently lives in Cyprus. Here, she talks to us about her identity: It changes depending on experience, because...

Diala Fedawi

Diala Fedawi is Syrian and currently living in Germany. Here, she talks to us about her Syrian identity: As a person, I have no problem...

Yasmine Atassi

Yasmine Atassi is from Syria and currently living in The Netherlands. Here, she talks to us about her Syrian identity: Because of family circumstances, I...

Fareed Yaghi

Fareed Yaghi is a Syrian poet living in Germany. Here, he talks to us about his Syrian identity and what impacts it: For me, the...

Maha Alhayek

Maha Alhayek is Syrian and currently lives in Cyprus. We spoke to her about her sense of identity: I am an Arab, Syrian woman, and...

Mohammad Aljborey

Mohammed Aljborey is Syrian and originally from the town of Hasake. He is currently residing in Turkey, but commutes regularly to and from the Syrian...

Hassan

Hassan is from Tartus, Syria. Here, he talks to us about the factors that he feels have had an effect on his Syrian identity: The...

Alaa Yagoub

Alaa Yagoub is Palestinian-Syrian and currently lives in Sweden. Here, he introduces himself by talking about his identity: As a Syrian-Palestinian, the issue of identity...

Roudi Sulaiman

Roudi Sulaiman is a writer and poet currently living in the Netherlands. Here, she speaks to us about her sense of identity: When I introduce...

Mohammad

Mohammad (not his real name), is a computer engineer from Idlib governorate and currently lives in Latakia. He spoke to us about how he defines...