Abu Samra Saleh from al-Khader discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
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POOR AUDIO QUALITY. Abu Samra Saleh (from al-Khader) interviewed by Sami Salhab on 11 December 1998.
He discusses the following: Ottoman and British rule; Ottoman period was good until they started military conscription, after which the situation became worse; disease; locust plague and the great snow of 1920 that covered the city for 14 days during which time people helped each other to clear the snow; the only education was in religious schools; when Britain took control of Palestine the country became a mess.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 3 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.