Maria Handal 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
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.