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

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.