Interview with Sa‘dá al-Ḥasan Kāyid مقابلة مع سعدى الحسن كايد

American University of Beirut Palestinian Oral History Archives
Transcript
Toggle Index/Transcript View Switch.
Index

Search this Index
X
00:00:00 - Everyday life practices in Ḥawwāsah

Play segment

Partial Transcript: Landmarks - Lakes, River: Jabal al-Karmil (Mountain).

Landmarks- Private Institutions: Haifa Cigarettes Manufacture (Corporation).

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords: Blindness; Child labour; Children's games; Communal celebrations; Discrimination practices; Dolls; Dwellings; Education; Family structure; Farm animals; Homeland; Income; Interpersonal relations; Invitations; Jewish settlements; Landowners; Letters; Polygamy; Pre-Nakba life; Qurʼānic teaching; Self-sufficiency; Settler colonialism; Siblings; Singing; Social classes; Sūq; Threshing; Tobacco industry; Trains; Ululation; Water supplies; Wedding celebration; Women education; Women in agriculture; Work; Working hours

00:21:37 - Marriage customs and wedding celebrations

Play segment

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords: Bridal customs; Cousins; Dowry; Engagement; Family structure; Gold; Groom Shower; Living conditions; Marriage proposals; Poetry; Social classes; Wedding dresses; Wedding preparations; Wedding songs; Wedding traditions; Women socio-economic role; Zaffah; Ḥinnah

00:33:38 - Socio-religious customs and celebrations

Play segment

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords: Camels; Dabkah; Dalʻūnā; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Homeland; Mawwāl; Means of transportation; Political anthems; Revolutionary songs; Singing; Ululation; Wedding songs; Work songs; al-Qassām, ʻIzz al-Dīn, 1882-1935; ʻAtābah; ʻal-Rūzanā; Ẓarīf al-Ṭūl

00:53:50 - Palestinian social customs

Play segment

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords: Arabic patriotic poetry; Children's songs; Dietary practices; Disguise; Expulsion from Palestine; Farmers; Folk songs; Harvesting; Homeland; Living conditions; Loved ones; Lullabies; Marital relations; Massacres; Polygamy; Prayers for rain; Revolutionaries; Revolutionary songs; Social relations; State of Israel; Threshing; Water resources; Work songs; al-Qāwūqjī, Fawzī, 1890-1977; al-Ḥusaynī, Amīn, 1895-1975; ʻAtābā; ʻĪd celebrations

01:23:32 - Zionist infiltration, occupation and military attacks

Play segment

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords: Balfour Declaration, 1917; British-Jewish relations; Burial; Child mortality; Conspiracy; Crimes against humanity; Displacement; Emotions; European Jewish immigration; Expulsion from Palestine; Families; Forced evacuation; Homeland; Interreligious relations; Jewish immigrants; Jewish neighbors; Martyrs; Mass murder; Palestinian Jews; Palestinian-Jewish relations; Ports; Refugee experience; Seeking refuge; Settler colonialism; Ships; Social classes; Zionist Invasion of Palestine, 1948; Ḥawwāsah Massacre, 1948

01:36:01 - Continued warfare and departure

Play segment

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords: Arrest; Attacks; Balfour Declaration, 1917; Bedouins; Blindness; British Mandate of Palestine, 1922-1948; British-Jewish relations; City occupation; Collaborationists; Displacement; Expulsion from Palestine; Family reunification; Fathers; Home bombing; Imprisonment; International Committee of the International Committee of the Red Cross; Israeli checkpoints; Leaders; Lebanon; Martyrs; Means of transportation; Medical care; Military operations; News; Official documents; Personal belongings; Ports; Prisoners of war; Refugee experience; Resistance; Suffering; Vaccination; Zionist occupation; ʻAtlīt (Prison: Palestine)

01:55:54 - Right of return and refugee hardship

Play segment

Partial Transcript:

Segment Synopsis:

Keywords: Agricultural prosperity; Attempt at return; British-Jewish relations; Compensation; Displacement; Emotions; Expulsion from Palestine; Forced labor; Generations; Hardship; Homeland; Hope; Humiliation; Intervillage relations; Nostalgia; Passing on memories; Prisoners' treatment; Refugee experience; Right of return; Rural life; Socio-economic conditions