Yusef Shama, aged 110 from al-Khader 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
POOR QUALITY AUDIO. Yusef Shama (110 years old from al-Khader) interviewed by Manal Abd al-Qader on 20 March 1994.
He discusses the following: way of life and standard of living in the Ottoman period; people lived off the land; relations between Ottomans and Arabs were good; Ottomans were not interested in producing birth certificates; Ottoman regime used to give people a 10 year supply of rice and sugar; social status and healthcare; locust plague of 1915 and the drought in 1916; military conscription during World War I; collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In this original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 14 of Box 15.
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.