Interviewee ID: 990142
Parent's name: Lodon
Year of Birth: 1938
Notes on education: economist
Born in: Naran sum, Govi-Altai aimag
Lives in: Bayanzürh sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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belief; illness / health; relations between men and women; collectivization; funerals;
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Summary of Interview 090307B with Tserendolgor
In the second part of her interview L. Tserendolgor spoke extensively on religion and its changes. She mentioned about the elimination of over 700 monasteries and the arrest and the assassination of the lamas. She also spoke of an interesting fact that in 1901-1902 until the 1910s some people had worked in Mongolia to spread special news on Christianity. They worked in groups of two and three and they had teams of people working but the Mongolian people didn't accept it. She has been a Buddhist and then she was converted, she spoke of it in detail. She said very interesting things about the Christian churches, the preachers and the believers. She spoke of the differences of Buddhism and Christianity, the advantages, the various occurrences happened in her life, her attitude towards Buddhism. She also spoke about why and how she accepted Christ in her life. She talked about the interesting facts in her life that influenced it.
She spoke of the funeral ceremonies of the Mongolians in the olden times and the present day. She also spoke of the Christian funeral ceremony. She mentioned about playing with the head of an man who had an open-air burial in her childhood.
She also told about the collectivization movement and how it flourished, how the people received it, and what the result of it was.
She recalled the social position of the men and the women in the socialist regime, about her family, her children and how she managed her work and life. Tserendolgor told her work and life history in a very orderly and comprehensible manner.