Warda Simha, aged 93 from Bethlehem 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
Warda Simhan (93 years old from Bethlehem) interviewed by Grace al-Ali.
She discusses the following: Ottoman rule was good until World War I began; her family had land which they used to farm for their food but when the locusts came they destroyed everything and this was followed by the drought; military conscription and how rich people were able to pay to not be recruited.
Original audio recording: cassette tape.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 5 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.