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Abd al-Rahman Taha, aged 97 from Nahalin discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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posted on 21.08.2019 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown, Jacob Norris
Abd al-Rahman Taha (97 years old from Nahalin) interviewed by Nader Najajra on 29 October 1998.

He describes the following: Ottomans were good but the British were not as they created conflict among the Arabs and turned them against each other; locust year and how they covered the sun; spread of diseases during World War I such as cholera and typhoid; ‘seferberlik’ – Ottoman military conscription.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: summary.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 9 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.

History

Creator

Nader Najajra

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

29/10/1998

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.6856255,35.1116072

Spatial Relation

Nahalin

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_019981029-0038aa.mp3, pb_bu_wwi_019981029-0038ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports