Elias Hammad from Bethlehem, aged 85 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
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.
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.