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Women from Beit Jala 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
Woman (from Beit Jala) interviewed by Sajeda Abed al-Salam on 19 November 2006.

She discusses the following: her mother told her how devastating the locust plague was and how they consumed all of the crops; most of the men went to work in the army; Ottomans used to cut the olive trees to take for fuel wood for the trains; high levels of starvation; when the British took over they were initially well received but the relationship later turned sour.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: summary.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 4 of Box 7.

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

Sajeda Abed al-Salam

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

19/11/2006

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Spatial

31.7160165,35.1783942

Spatial Relation

Beit Jala

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_020061119-0026aa.mp3, pb_bu_wwi_020061119-0026ab.pdf

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports