Muhammad al-Fawarna, aged 100 from al-Barriya (the Wilderness) near Bethlehem discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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Title
Muhammad al-Fawarna, aged 100 from al-Barriya (the Wilderness) near Bethlehem discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
Description
POOR QUALITY AUDIO. Muhammad al-Fawarna (100 years old from al-Barriya (the Wilderness)) interviewed by Iman Shawawra on 17 May 2006. He discusses the following: locust plague that came from Jericho; people got rid of the locusts by digging holes in the ground and burning the locusts inside, as well as placing poison in some roughage (nikhale); two types of locust, both were very large and ate everything; widespread disease as the plague lasted 3 months. Original audio recording: cassette tape. Transcript: word for word. In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 21 of Box 18.
Identifier
pb_bu_wwi_7272839
Subject
Bethlehem
Palestine
Palestinian Diaspora
Ottoman Empire and World War I collection
World War I in Bethlehem
Bethlehem oral history
Ottoman Empire in Bethlehem
Locust plague 1915
Bethlehem University
License
CC BY 4.0
Creator
Iman Shawawra
Contributor
Adnan Musallam
Niveen Hazboun
Laila Ayyad
Yacoub Alatrash
Date
07/05/2006
Type
Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript
Source
Bethlehem University
Language
Arabic
Spatial Coverage
31.8904994/ 34.9115676
Rights Holder
Bethlehem University