Fadwa Tawfiq Abu Atta, aged 93 from Beit Jala discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown & Jacob Norris
Fadwa Tawfiq Abu Atta (93 years old, born 1907 from Beit Jala) interviewed by Niveen Jabrieh on 22 March 2000.
She discusses the following: military conscription during World War I and the injustice of Ottoman rule; people either had to pay or marry a foreign woman to avoid conscription; the Ottoman army used to leer at women and rape them; talks about marriage traditions – how the wedding festival lasted for 10 days; education was...
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