Helwa Qumsieh from Beit Sahour, born 1913 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
Helwa Qumsieh (born 1913 from Beit Sahour) interviewed Rana Halal on 3 December 2006.
She discusses the following: locust plague - her father explained to her how people starved during this period and sometimes they used to eat the locusts after cooking them; her grandfather paid for her uncle to avoid conscription under Ottoman rule but was eventually killed; story of a man who was in hiding; situation improved after the British came.
Original audio recording: CD.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this CD was categorised as File 3 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.