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Musa Abd al-Karim, from Bethlehem discussing the 1920 great snow

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posted on 21.08.2019 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Jacob Norris, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown
POOR QUALITY AUDIO.
Musa Abd al-Karim (born in 1907, from Bethlehem) is interviewed by Sahdi Saber - 26 May 1995.

Talks about the Ottoman period and how the Ottomans used to steal food and wheat from local people to feed the army; discusses the great snow of 1920 which lasted for a whole month causing great difficulties and shortages of food; during the great snow people used to keep warm by buring wood fires; many houses in Bethlehem were ruined by the great snow such as that of Musa Khalil in the souq.

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

This fileset exists as part of the 1920 Great Snow & 1927 Earthquake collection within the Bethlehem University Oral History project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

History

Creator

Shadi Saber

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

26.05.1995

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_gse_019950526-0002aa.mp3, pb_bu_gse_019950526-0002ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports