Livelihood and relationships with 'non-Jews'

Dedicated to my husband and son, Zecharia and Benyamin David

 
Name of speaker: 
Naʿama David
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Agriculture
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
87
Year of immigration: 
1950
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Documentation: 
Yaʿel Wecsler and Naʿama Ratsaby
Year of recording: 
2019
Hebrew translator: 
Naʿama Ratsaby (assisted by Yaʿel Wecsler)

Translation: 

What did they let you do when you were little?

My mother taught me straw weaving. For a living, I would weave and my husband was a blacksmith.

We sold our products to non-Jews. The Jews worked with leather and my father was a shoemaker.

The relationship with the non-Jews was good. They would give us milk and cheese. The Jews had no lands, only the Arabs did. They said that the lands belong only to the Arabs.

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