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Issa al-Araj, from Bethlehem discussing the 1920 great snow

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posted on 21.08.2019 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown
Issa al-Araj (92 years old from Bethlehem) is interviewed by Grace al-Ali on 15 April 1995.

Interview focuses on the great snow of 1920; snow was 2 metres deep and people could not even go outside; people had to burn wood to keep warm; everyone was hungry and cold; illness and disease quickly spread; the snow lasted for a whole month; people used to work together to clear the snow; the snowfall severely damaged the houses in Bethlehem and especially the souq; poor people were the worst affected.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: summary.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 20 of Box 21.

This fileset exists as part of the 1920 Great Snow & 1927 Earthquake collection within the Bethlehem University Oral History project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

History

Creator

Grace al-Ali

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

15.04.1995

Type

digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_bu_gse_019950415-0006aa.mp3, pb_bu_gse_019950415-0006ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports