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Muhammad al-Sheikh, aged 90 from Bethlehem discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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posted on 21.08.2019 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown, Jacob Norris
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.
Transcript: summary.
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.

History

Creator

Sara Abu Kamel

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

01/04/1994

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_019940401-0060aa.mp3, pb_bu_wwi_019940401-0060ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports