Ali Ajaja discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

Ali Ajaja interviewed by Sheran Sbeeh on 27 March 1994.

He discusses the following: public life during World War I, including how people used to grow their own food; lack of awareness of war when it first broke out; German leaders blamed Ottoman leadership; Ottoman leadership blamed the Arabs; conflict between Ottomans and Arabs but lack of action on the part of the Arab army; Sherif Hussein of Mecca and his betrayal of the Arabs after striking deal with the British.

Original audio: cassette tape.
Transcript: word for word.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 1 of Box 3.

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.