Abd al-Rahman Taha, aged 97 from Nahalin discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
datasetposted on 21.08.2019, 07:26 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.
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.