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Ali Ajaja discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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posted on 26.07.2019 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown, Jacob Norris
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.

History

Creator

Sheran Sbeah

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

27/03/1994

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_019940327-0005aa.wav, pb_bu_wwi_019940327-0005ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports