Tuulaihüü


Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990187
Name: Tuulaihüü
Parent's name: Shirendev
Ovog: Hotgoid
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1939
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: higher
Notes on education: economist
Work: retired, economist
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Nömrög sum, Zavhan aimag
Lives in: Han-Uul sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder


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education / cultural production; cultural campaigns; childhood; repressions; work;

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state farm; agricultural industry; childhood; schoolchildren's life; games - naadam; repression; cultural campaigns; collectivization; work - labor; boss - worker relations; techniques and technology; nature and environemnt; belief;

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Summary of Interview 090323A with Tuulaihüü


Sh. Tuulaihüü was born in 1939 in Nömrög sum of Zavhan aimag. Having graduated secondary school in Zavhan aimag, she then studied in the finance vocational school in Ulaanbaatar and completed it in 1959. She worked as a bookkeeper in the Zuunharaa state farm in Selenge aimag, the deputy darga of the party committee in the Yeröö state farm and the darga of the people’s auditing committee and in 1990 he retired. She has raised 10 children. Since 2006 she followed her children and moved to live in Ulaanbaatar.


At the start of the interview she briefly talked about doing various kinds of work in the agricultural industry. She was mostly doing supervising work. Besides growing grain and vegetables in the state farms and raising bees she used to make wooden items and construct buildings, in other words, she was engaged in production work. She also mentioned about her childhood, the herders’ life of that time, and the first visit to the city.


She briefly talked about the repressions details she has heard from the others and she talked in detail about the cultural campaign. She mentioned that the cultural campaign had been organized step-by-step from 1960s firstly, to restore health, secondly, to make literate the nation. The Russian physicians visited the aimags and the sums. Besides doing checkups and treatments they conducted training courses and trained the nurses and the so-called sanitars who injected the patients.


At the end she talked about the flourishing of the collectivization movement and the work and life of the collective members. She also mentioned the people’s work and life, and authority in the socialist period. She also briefly talked about nature and the environment and religion.