Ahmad Muhammad from Artas discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
figureposted on 21.08.2019, 07:26 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown, Jacob Norris
Ahmad Muhammad (from Artas) interviewed by Ahmad Issa.
He discusses the following: during the Ottoman period his father who was from Artas (near Bethlehem) was conscripted into the Ottoman army for 10 years enduring extremely harsh conditions, he eventually ran away from Palestine and took a further 6 months to arrive home; during the locust year people used to compete to see who could collect the most animal dung to grind it into wheat.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 6 of Box 6.
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.