• Creator
  • Kidess, Attallah, A
  • Created Date
  • 1949
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This document titled "I REMEMBER" was written by Dr. Attallah Alexander "Ted" Kidess in 1949. He discusses his memories of Jerusalem and the events that occurred in the city, such as hearing the church bells and playing with friends. He reminisces about the different religions that made up the people of Jerusalem, and how everyone came together to celebrate. The Christians, Jews, and Muslims used to be at peace as they spent their time in Jeru... more
    This document titled "I REMEMBER" was written by Dr. Attallah Alexander "Ted" Kidess in 1949. He discusses his memories of Jerusalem and the events that occurred in the city, such as hearing the church bells and playing with friends. He reminisces about the different religions that made up the people of Jerusalem, and how everyone came together to celebrate. The Christians, Jews, and Muslims used to be at peace as they spent their time in Jerusalem. His last paragraph talks about how the three religions are now "bleeding and crying" and looking for the peace to be restored. Kidess was born in Jerusalem on December 25, 1910. He earned his BS in pre-medicine from Queens College in Oxford, England (1933), his masters in physical education from Springfield College (1935), and his doctorate from Springfield College (1958). From 1935 to 1947, he served as director of health, physical education, recreation and athletics at the Jerusalem YMCA. During this time, he was also the country’s national soccer coach and national tennis coach. He even coached and was captain of the Middle East Soccer Team during the 1936 Olympics. Kidess returned in 1948 as a faculty member to Springfield College, where he dedicated himself to international education. He served the college in a variety of capacities, perhaps most notably as the founder and director of the Doggett International Center, until his retirement in 1978. Dr. Kidess passed away on May 25, 1999. less
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