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Helwa Qumsieh from Beit Sahour, born 1913 discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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posted 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.
Transcript: summary.
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.

History

Creator

Rana Halal

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

03/12/2006

Type

Digital reproduction of CD and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.6978535,35.2197752

Spatial Relation

Beit Sahour

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_020061203-0025aa.mp3, pb_bu_wwi_020061203-0025ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports