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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.
Transcript: summary.
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.

History

Creator

Shireen Qumsieh

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

27/11/1998

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.6978535,35.2197752

Spatial Relation

Beit Sahour

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_019981127-0040aa.mp3, pb_bu_wwi_019981127-0040ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports