Yusef Shama, aged 110 from al-Khader discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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.
Transcript: summary.
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.