Maria Handal from Bethlehem discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

Maria Handal (born during the Ottoman period, exact date of birth unknown, from Bethlehem) interviewed by Farhan Abu Jodeh on 26 June 2004.

She discusses the following: Ottoman rule was unjust as people were heavily taxed and conscripted into the military; her father evaded military conscription by eating a dirty fish to get sick; Ottomans told every family that they had a certain number of locusts to collect; Britain Mandate was much better than Ottoman rule.

Original audio: cassette tape.
Transcript: word for word.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University these cassette tapes were categorised as File 7 of Box 4.

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.