Interview with Hussain Al-Youha

Title

Interview with Hussain Al-Youha

Description

In this interview Hussain Al-Youha talks about being born in Dubai and his early childhood memories of moving to Kuwait. He talks about living in Sharq with two extended families and then relocating to Salmiya. He describes the old neighborhoods, Souq Al-Mubarakiyya, and his early education.
Al-Youha discusses his first job working for the Kuwait Oil Company in the 1940s; he describes the modes of transportation back then and living in “Arab Village” in Ahmadi. He also talks about working as a taxi driver and the years he spent working for the Fire service Directorate. He then delves into his role in establishing the Kuwait Trade Union Federation and his involvement with the labor movement locally and internationally.
Al-Youha tells the story of the invasion of Kuwait by the Iraqi forces. He talks about being part of the resistance during the occupation and working on making fake identification papers for Kuwaitis. He also talks about leaving Kuwait to Bahrain in October 1990 and then moving back after the liberation in 1991. Finally, he talks about his imprisonment in the 1960s in Kuwait. He ends the interview by talking about his marriage and family.

Date

17/06/2019

Format

audio

Language

Arabic

Type

Oral History

Interviewer

Abdul-Aziz Al-Mahmid

Interviewee

Hussain Al-Youha

Location

Al-Omariyah, Kuwait

Original Format

audio

Duration

3 hours

Files

Husain Al-Youhah.jpg


Citation

“Interview with Hussain Al-Youha ,” AUK Oral History, accessed August 3, 2020, http://www.aukoralhistory.org/items/show/4.