Interviewee ID: 990197
Parent's name: Algaa
Year of Birth: 1949
Notes on education:
Born in: [None Given] sum, Ulaanbaatar aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: doctor
Father's profession: political worker
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Summary of Interview 090122A with Baatarhüü by Dejid
A. Baatarhüü was born in 1949. He is qualified as an engineer mechanic of food machinery. He graduated from the Odessa Food Technology Institute in the Soviet Union.
During the Kazakh uprising great many Urianhai people migrated to Mongolia and one of them was his father. He assisted in raising the livestock of the rich, and when the children of the rich had to be sent to school he went instead and thus his schooling began. His father studied at the Mongolian Rabfak, the school for the leading workers in Ulan-Ude. In 1941 he completed the artillery school in Sumo city of Ukraine. He is proud of his father that he was one of the educated people of that time. When Baatarhüü was born, it was the end of WWII, food and consumer goods were very rare. There was no national production or service and it was a tough period. At the age of three Baatarhüü memorized the 35 letters and at the age of 4-5 I swept the floor and sewed his buttons. He went to school at the age of learning and studied well. He was the leading student therefore he earned the right to study at the Food Industry school in the Soviet Union at the expense of the state. He completed the school successfully. Then he worked at the Darhan meat plant which was established with the assistance of the Hungarians with the most modern techniques and technology. He started his working career there working as an assembler, electrician, and plumber.
Summary of Interview 090122B with Baatarhüü by Dejid
He worked for four years at the Darhan meat plant and moved to Ulaanbaatar, thinking about his children’s future and the family. Under the pretext of the personnel being dependent on the Ministry he lost many opportunities to work by his own choice, to be promoted at work, to work with stability, as a result of persecution by the Ministry. The children of the authorities and the ministers worked at the ministries and institutions and people like Baatarhüü were chased to the countryside. He thinks one of the significant changes in society is democracy. He took part in the democratic revolution and he was one of the first members of the New Progressive Movement. Democracy is the first movement to make Mongolia a Mongolia that thinks and lives its own way.
Summary of Interview 090122C with Baatarhüü by Dejid
Baatarhüü said he should be an Urianhai if he followed his father. In 1955-1956 at the time of issuing the civil passports the children were registered in the mother’s passport. That’s why he and his younger brother were registered as Halh. His father was very much discouraged that at least one of the children hadn’t been able to be registered as Urianhai. He thinks it’s one of the violations of human rights in the socialist regime.