pb_bu_wwi_c19920000-0034aa.mp3 (34.43 MB)

Warda Simha, aged 93 from Bethlehem discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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posted on 21.08.2019 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.
Transcript: none.
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.

History

Creator

Grace al-Ali

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

Spatial

31.7053996,35.1936877

Spatial Relation

Bethlehem

Identifier

pb_bu_wwi_c19920000-0034aa.mp3

Rights

Bethlehem University

Licence

Exports