Issa Nicola Nasrallah, born in 1903, from Beit Jala discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
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Issa Nicola Nasrallah (born in 1903, from Beit Jala) interviewed by Yousef al-Qury.
He discusses the following: locust plague and how it covered the land and the sky; onset of drought led to poverty, hunger and spread of disease; ‘seferberlik’ – Ottoman military conscription – and the Ottoman system of forced labour; education was only in Turkish.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 10 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.