Issa al-Araj, from Bethlehem discussing the 1920 great snow

Item

Title
Issa al-Araj, from Bethlehem discussing the 1920 great snow
Description
Issa al-Araj (92 years old from Bethlehem) is interviewed by Grace al-Ali on 15 April 1995. Interview
focuses on the great snow of 1920; snow was 2 metres deep and people
could not even go outside; people had to burn wood to keep warm;
everyone was hungry and cold; illness and disease quickly spread; the
snow lasted for a whole month; people used to work together to clear the
snow; the snowfall severely damaged the houses in Bethlehem and
especially the souq; poor people were the worst affected. Original audio recording: cassette tape. Transcript: summary. In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 20 of Box 21. This
fileset exists as part of the 1920 Great Snow & 1927 Earthquake
collection within the Bethlehem University Oral History project of the
Planet Bethlehem Archive.
Identifier
pb_bu_gse_7955699
Subject
Bethlehem
Palestine
Palestinian Diaspora
1920 Great Snow and 1927 Earthquake collection
British Mandate in Bethlehem
Palestine
Bethlehem snow
Bethlehem oral history
Bethlehem University
License
CC BY 4.0
Creator
Grace al-Ali
Contributor
Adnan Musallam
Niveen Hazboun
Laila Ayyad
Yacoub Alatrash
Date
15/04/1995
Type
digital reproduction of cassette tape and handwritten transcript
Source
Bethlehem University
Language
Arabic
Spatial Coverage
31.7053996/ 35.1936877
Rights Holder
Bethlehem University