Muhammad al-Sheikh, aged 90 from Bethlehem discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
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POOR QUALITY AUDIO. Muhammad al-Sheikh (90 years old from Bethlehem), from the Salah family, interviewed by Sara Abu Kamel on 1 April 1994.
He discusses the following: Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II refused to allow the Zionist movement to create a Jewish national home in Palestine; locust plague; the government ordered local people to collect and burn locusts; the great snow of 1920 lasted for a week; starvation during World War I and ‘seferberlik’ (Ottoman military conscription); modes of transportation on camel and horseback; houses were made from clay and rocks; spread of diseases.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 12 of Box 12.
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.