Issa al-Araj, aged 92 from Bethlehem 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
Issa al-Araj (92 years old from Bethlehem) interviewed by Jiries al-Ali on 15 March 1995.
He discusses the following: country was better before World War I; when the war started the situation worsened, especially after the onset of the drought and the locust plague; people used to fight to get enough food to eat; after the spread of cholera people suffered more.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 4 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.