Hassan Abd al-Latif, aged 77 from Battir; Khalil Abu Hassan, aged 78 from Battir; and Abd al-Hamid Abu Na'ma, aged 105 from Battir, discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
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Hassan Abd al-Latif (77 years old from Battir), Khalil Abu Hassan (78 years old from Battir), and Abd al-Hamid Abu Na'ma (105 years old from Battir) interviewed by Jamila Abd al-Latif on 17 June1995.
They discuss the following: before World War I people used to live from their agriculture and the situation was okay then after the war everything became worse; many of the village men went to war and some never came back; locust plague and starvation; some people ran away to evade military conscription.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 13 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.