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Naji Abdullah Muhammas, aged 106 discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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posted 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.
Transcript: summary.
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.

History

Creator

Firas al-Jaraiseh

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

c.1992-2008

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_c19920000-0075aa.mp3, pb_bu_wwi_c19920000-0075ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports