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Mikhail Bannoura and Jabra Awwad, from Beit Sahour discussing the 1920 great snow and the 1927 earthquake

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posted on 21.08.2019 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown
Mikhail Bannoura and Jabra Awwad (from Beit Sahour) are interviewed by Nadia Awwad.

Interview focuses on the locust plague of 1915, the great snow of 1920 and the earthquake of 1927; talks about the sense of social solidarity and mutual support which helped people get through the difficulties of these events, especially the earthquake which destroyed many people's houses in Beit Sahour; people used to help each other reinforce the houses by erecting iron beams to keep them standing.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: summary.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 19 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.

History

Creator

Nadia Awwad

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

c.1992-2009

Type

digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.6978535,35.2197752

Spatial Relation

Beit Sahour

Identifier

pb_bu_gse_c19920000-0005aa.mp3, pb_bu_gse_c19920000-0005ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports