Karim Mukarker from Beit Jala discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

Karim Mukarker (from Beit Jala) interviewed by Hala Amro.

He describes the following: great suffering under the Ottomans during World War I; Ottoman army used to follow the horses to collect their dung because of hunger and poverty; by the end of World War I the situation was so bad that local people saw the British as their saviours.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: summary.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 6 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.