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Shakir Hirmas, aged 85 from Bethlehem 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
Shakir Hirmas (85 years old, born in 1910, from Bethlehem) interviewed by Wafa' Ahmad on 9 March 1994.

He discusses the following: military conscription during World War I – whoever could pay 50 jineih (pounds) was able to avoid going to the army, likewise anyone married to a woman from the Ta‘amra Bedouin tribes as they moved around a great deal and were exempt; deal between Sherif Hussein of Mecca and Britain; locust plague; his mother raised him alone when his father was in the military – she had to sell her gold to have enough money to raise her children.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: word for word.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 3 of Box 9.

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

Wafa' Ahmad

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

03/09/1994

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.5695325,35.2211752

Spatial Relation

al-Ta'amra

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_019940309-0046aa.mp3, pb_bu_wwi_019940309-0046ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports