pb_bu_wwi_c19920000-0031aa.mp3 (42.06 MB)

Nicola Saras from Beit Jala, aged 89, discussing the Ottoman Period and World War I

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POOR QUALITY AUDIO. Nicola Saras (89 years old from Beit Jala) interviewed by Nisreen Khaliliya.

He discusses the following: World War I and the Ottoman period; people suffered from hunger and poverty; initially the Ottomans did not conscript Christians into the army but after a while they began to conscript Christians too whilst permitting those who could pay to buy themselves out of it; a man from Beit Jala who refused to pay to avoid conscription was killed by the Ottoman army.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was originally categorised as File 2 of Box 8.

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

Nisreen Khaliliya

Contributors

Adnan Musallam, Niveen Hazboun, Laila Ayyad, Yacoub Alatrash

Date

c.1992-2008

Type

Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript

Source

Bethlehem University

Language

Arabic

Relation

pb_bu_wwi_c19920000-0013aa.mp3 (another interview with Nicola Saras)

Spatial

31.7160165,35.1783942

Spatial Relation

Beit Jala

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_c19920000-0031aa.mp3

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

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