Poverty and livelihood difficulties

Name of speaker: 
Julie-Dalia Bitan
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Housewife
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
82
Year of immigration: 
1950
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Suzi and Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018

Translation: 

General translation:

In El Oued (Souf), her mother used to make a living of grinding wheat. When they made Aliya, her mother continued to engage in grinding wheat and barley using a stone grinder, which was a very hard work.

Her father processed copper. He used to make copper coin ornaments. They were poor.

Dalia tells that her mother did not speak to her whilst she was grinding the wheat. Her father did not let her, because he feared sand might fly into the wheat.

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