The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in April 1912, killing more than 1,500 passengers. Among the victims were approximately 165 Lebanese people who were either returning from a trip home or going to America for the first time.
Fortunately, 23 of them survived.
The International Lebanese Titanic Committee (ILTC) aims to identify, commemorate, and pay tribute to the Lebanese aboard the Titanic.
In collaboration with the Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC) and Vestiges D’Orient, the ILTC inaugurated the paintings that are dedicated to the Lebanese people aboard the Titanic into the Lebanese Migration Museum (LMM) at the Notre Dame University – Louaize.
The museum also houses a Titanic model ship and a commemorative plaque that features the names of the Lebanese people who died on board.