Issa Nicola Nasrallah, born in 1903, from Beit Jala discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

Issa Nicola Nasrallah (born in 1903, from Beit Jala) interviewed by Yousef al-Qury.

He discusses the following: locust plague and how it covered the land and the sky; onset of drought led to poverty, hunger and spread of disease; ‘seferberlik’ – Ottoman military conscription – and the Ottoman system of forced labour; education was only in Turkish.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: summary.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 10 of Box 8.

This fileset exists as part of the Ottoman Empire and World War I collection within the Bethlehem University Oral History project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.