Bethlehem University Oral History

Published on (GMT) by Freja Howat-Maxted
The Bethlehem University Oral History project is a product of an undergraduate project conducted by Dr. Adnan Musallam, a senior lecturer at Bethlehem University, who encouraged students to interview elderly individuals in Bethlehem about their recollections of major events in the town’s history. Recorded by Musallam’s students over roughly a decade, the accounts span the late Ottoman period; World War I; experiences of the Nakba (the great Palestinian catastrophe of 1948 that saw three quarters of the population expelled from the homeland); the 1967 War and the First Intifada in 1987-88. The two collections featured in this project are as follows: 1920 Great Snow & 1927 Earthquake, World War I. These collections exist within the Bethlehem University Oral History project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.
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