Muhammad al-Fawarna, aged 100 from al-Barriya (the Wilderness) near Bethlehem discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
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POOR QUALITY AUDIO. Muhammad al-Fawarna (100 years old from al-Barriya (the Wilderness)) interviewed by Iman Shawawra on 17 May 2006.
He discusses the following: locust plague that came from Jericho; people got rid of the locusts by digging holes in the ground and burning the locusts inside, as well as placing poison in some roughage (nikhale); two types of locust, both were very large and ate everything; widespread disease as the plague lasted 3 months.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: word for word.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 21 of Box 18.
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.