Women from Beit Jala discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
datasetposted 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.
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.