Naji Abdullah Muhammas, aged 106 discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
datasetposted on 21.08.2019, 07:26 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown, Jacob Norris
Naji Abdullah Muhammad (106 years old) interviewed by Firas al-Jaraiseh.
He discusses the following: locust plague of 1915 and the drought of 1916; when the locusts came they destroyed everything and left the people with no food; people used to eat the locusts which he describes as delicious (2 different ways to eat them); Ottoman military conscription; conditions improved when the British came.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 24 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.