The Lebanese civil war resolution (1975 – 1990) indirectly asked Lebanese citizens to move into a new history as if no one had been displaced, killed, kidnapped, or traumatized. Against this political backdrop, Lebanese novelists emphasized a moral imperative to remember and developed a significant number of works about the civil war. My project takes three novels by Lebanese novelist Rabee Jaber as its field of study to look at the forms that war-traumatic experiences might acquire in postwar testimonies by Lebanese fictional characters and by the artwork itself. The testimonies that characters and narrators provide in Jaber’s novels grapple with the unrepresentability of the traumatic event and with the state-sponsored policies of dismemory that were implemented by successive governments after the war. They accordingly bear witness to memories that are extremely vivid yet cannot be integrated through language, and to the difficulty of testifying to past experiences in the light of postwar state policies such as Beirut’s reconstruction project and the absence of a significant archive after the war. Each of the three novels is separately discussed in one of three chapters that respectively focus on: trauma transmission among a postwar generation of the disappeared in Al-I‘tirāfāt [Confessions] (2008), Solidereand the ruins with a labyrinthine temporality in Taqrῑr Mehlis [The Mehlis Report] (2005), and the intricacies of testifying, listening, and bearing witness through fiction in Birῑtus Madῑnah Taḥt al-Arḍ [Berytus a City Underground] (2009). The dissertation thereby contributes to trauma-related concepts, vocabulary, and approaches from the Lebanese context.