Interview with Maḥmūd Yūsuf Dakwar

Biography: The interview was recorded on November 17, 1998 with Maḥmūd Yūsuf Dakwar, male, born in 1937 in Qaddītā, Palestine and resides in Tyre, Lebanon. He was an anthropologist.
Interviewer: Abū Hawwāsh, Jābir
Interviewee: Dakwar, Maḥmūd Yūsuf
Place of Origin: Qaddītā
In Collection: POHA, Al-Jana, Biographies Collection
Interview Audio/Video:
Format: audio
Duration: 06:23:32
Language: Arabic
Interview Date: 1998-11-17
Permanent Link:
Significant Figures:
Zaʻrūrah, Abū 'Alī (Resistance fighter); Rāḍī, Sharīf (Resistance fighter); Shūmān, Aḥmad (Leader); Nuwayhiḍ, Bayān (Professor); Atanas, ʻAql (Priest); Ghaṭṭās, Ghaṭṭās (School principal); ‘Abdūshah, Laṭīf (Teacher); ‘Arrāf, Shukrī (Writer).
Ḥlayḥil; Dakwar.
Landmarks-Places of Worship:
Elias Church (Church); Masjid al-Aqṣá (Mosque); Kanīsat al-Bishārah (Church); Masjid al- Ṣakhrah (Mosque).
Landmarks-Cultural and Touristic Institutions:
Damascus International Fair (Exhibition); Markaz Maʻrūf Saʻd al-Thaqāfī (Cultural center); Institute for Palestine Studies (Cultural center); Jāmi‘at Bi'r Zayt (University); Damascus international fair (Exhibition); Sūq al-Khamīls fi Bi’r al-Sabʻ (Market).
Landmarks-Lakes, Rivers:
Birkat Qaddītā (Water resource).
Table of Contents: Early life: Family, childhood and schooling. (@ 00:00:29)
Village description and Zionist infiltration. (@ 00:15:47)
Folk traditions in Palestine before Nakba. (@ 00:31:7)
Rural life and childhood memories. (@ 00:49:52)
War time and military occupation. (@ 01:02:42)
Forced departure from Qaddītā in 1948. (@ 01:15:7)
Exile and refugee life. (@ 01:20:5)
Cultural activities for Palestine in Exile. (@ 01:33:37)
Palestinian handicrafts. (@ 01:57:40)
Palestinian documents collections. (@ 02:26:15)
Palestinian heritage equal to the Palestinian national identity. (@ 02:39:7)
Heritage and identity. (@ 03:02:38)
Conservation of the Palestinian cultural heritage. (@ 03:28:50)
The Palestinian cultural identity. (@ 03:51:34)
Revisiting Palestine. (@ 04:09:3)
Family, land and childhood memories in occupied Palestine. (@ 04:25:35)
Cities and villages under Israeli occupation. (@ 04:39:14)
Collecting old remains from his destroyed village. (@ 04:57:43)
Heritage theft. (@ 05:16:53)
Palestinians under Israeli occupation. (@ 05:27:0)
Palestinians in Israel, segregation and discrimination. (@ 05:47:17)
Nostalgia for Palestine. (@ 06:01:38)

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