Woman from Beit Sahour, aged 88 from Beit Sahour discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
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Woman (88 years old, born 1912, from Beit Sahour) interviewed by Shireen Qumsieh on 27 November 1998.
She discusses the following: starvation during World War I; al-Husseini told people not to sell their property to Jewish settlers but Jews would beat people who refused to sell their land; how bad the war between Britain and the Ottoman Empire was; ‘seferberlik’ (Ottoman military conscription); people used to search horse dung for bits of barley to eat; under the British Mandate people were forced to sell their houses to foreigners without knowing that it was for Jewish settlers.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 11 of Box 8.
This fileset exists as part of the Ottoman Empire and the World War I collection within the Bethlehem University Oral History Project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.