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Elias Hammad from Bethlehem, aged 85 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
Elias Hammad (85 years old from Bethlehem) interviewed by Haya Abu Ramees on 28 June 2006.

He discusses the following: military conscription which led some boys to leave for Madaba (in present day Jordan); Ottomans only cared about money; diseases and the locust year; due to the difficulties of World War I some people emigrated to Europe; British Mandate and how the local population initially viewed them favourably.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: summary.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 1 of Box 7.

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

Haya Abu Ramees

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

28/06/2006

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_020060000-0024aa.mp3, pb_bu_wwi_020060000-0024ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports