Jabra Ghabar, from Beit Jala discussing the 1920 great snow and the 1927 earthquake

POOR QUALITY AUDIO.
Jabra Ghabar (from Beit Jala) is interviewed by Victoria Abkrian - 1995.

Discusses life during the Ottoman period, World War I and the British Mandate; talks about the great snow of 1920; discusses the earthquake of 1927 and how it destroyed people's houses; 4 people from Beit Jala died in the earthquake as well as some people in Bethlehem; living conditions were very hard, people lived off their land.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: word for word.

In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 18 of Box 19.

This fileset exists as part of the 1920 Great Snow & 1927 Earthquake collection within the Bethlehem University Oral History project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.