Zakhariya Abu Aita, aged 90 from Beit Sahour discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

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Title
Zakhariya Abu Aita, aged 90 from Beit Sahour discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
Description
Zakhariya Abu Aita (90 years old from Beit Sahour) interviewed by Nisreen Ibrahim on 13 April 1995. He discusses the following: Ottoman period; looting that took place during World War I; some people emigrated to Jordan (Madaba, Karak and Salt); only the farmers stayed behind; Ottomans used to steal people’s food; military conscription; spread of deadly diseases; women’s lives during the war in Bethlehem and Beit Sahour – they used to collect animal dung, especially from buffalos that the Ottoman army kept in the Latin convent to use for transportation. Original audio recording: cassette tape Transcript: word for word. In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 4 of Box 13.
Identifier
pb_bu_wwi_7272815
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
Nisreen Ibrahim
Contributor
Adnan Musallam
Niveen Hazboun
Laila Ayyad
Yacoub Alatrash
Date
13/04/1995
Type
Digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript
Source
Bethlehem University
Language
Arabic
Spatial Coverage
31.6978535/ 35.2197752
Rights Holder
Bethlehem University
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