Interviewee ID: 990160
Parent's name: Jamsran
Ovog: Holboo het
Year of Birth: 1936
Notes on education:
Born in: Manhan sum, Hovd aimag
Lives in: Songinohairhan sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 090213A with Nadmid by Sarantsetseg
J. Nadmid was born in 1936. She tended livestock before she got married. She worked as a janitor and cleaner at sum and brigade centers. From 1990 she started tending livestock. She regrets that she never received an education.
In the beginning of the interview she talked about being the daughter of a family with over 1000 livestock, as a result of which she didn’t study but tended the livestock. She attended a study group and became literate. She talked about how the collectivization movement began. She collectivized the livestock and together with her mom she tended the collective’s cattle. She talked about the Osman Kazakhs. At that time there were many poor Urianhai families who were robbed by the Kazaks and even some of their family members were killed by the Kazakhs. These Urianhai families came to the region and tended cattle for the families living there. Prior to collectivization the herders used to pay the official regulations tax and it was a great burden to them. Those who didn’t pay were arrested for six months and this helped influence people to join the cooperative. Nadmid talked about the work and the life of the cooperative herders.
She talked in detail about the process of the cultural campaigns. She thinks that it is thanks to the cultural campaigns that people became equal in hygiene, health and literacy. She also briefly talked about her family members. During the privatization she privatized quite a lot of livestock and she raised them well. She divided the livestock and gave them to her children.
At the end of the interview she briefly mentioned that she never attended school and that she was a very obedient girl to her mother. She got married according to her mother’s instructions and she briefly mentioned about the women of that time. She also talked about the work attitude of the people of the socialist period, about the work and life of the cooperative members. She also talked about belief.
Summary of Interview 090213B with Nadmid by Sarantsetseg
In the beginning of the interview she compared her childhood with the present day children’s upbringing. She talked about visiting her younger sister in Bornuur and shared her thoughts about city life.
Since the beginning of the democratic process consumer goods became scarce and it was tough. Nevertheless, now everything became sufficient. She briefly mentioned about her son who had been involved in a hunger strike. There had been many Chinese in Hovd and they used to grow vegetables. She also mentioned about the changes in the nature and environment - the green grass has ceased to grow in Hovd and the spring waters have dried up.
At the end she talked about her two daughters who were working at the clothing factory. One of them now works in the Czech Republic. In the socialist period the singers Tumendemberel, Urtnasan visited Hovd and gave a concert. She talked in detail about the funeral rituals. In the olden times the dead were covered with white cloth and put out in the open. In the later days they were put in a box and the names together with the date of birth and the date of death were imprinted on a headstone. She told the story of the passing away of her parents and the old people.