Jamila Shomali, from Beit Sahour discussing the 1927 earthquake
datasetposted on 21.08.2019, 07:27 by Freja Howat-Maxted
Jamila Shomali (78 years old from Beit Sahour) is interviewed with Odai Musleh.
Discusses the earthquake of 1927; when the earthquake struck her family ran outside the house immediately; those houses that were not built strongly fell down; in one house there were 5 brothers trapped inside causing them to die when the house collapsed; people were working when the earthquake struck as it was 2pm and it was summer; talks about the great snow of 1920 and how it covered all the houses and made life very difficult as people could not leave their houses and had to burn wood to keep warm.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as FIle 17 of Box 21.
This fileset exists as part of the 1920 Great Snow and 1927 Earthquake collection within the Bethlehem University Oral History project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.