Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990189
Name: Shiimaa
Parent's name: Batdelger
Ovog: Bayajih
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1930
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: elementary
Notes on education:
Work: retired
Belief: Buddhist? (Уламжлалт бурхны шашнаа)
Born in: Tögrög sum, Övörhangai aimag
Lives in: Songinohairhan sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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cultural campaigns; family; education / cultural production; work; collectivization;

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collectivization; children's upbringing; cultural campaigns; family; private life; work - labor; privatization;

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Summary of Interview 090415A with Shiimaa

B. Shiimaa was born in Tögrög soum of Övörhangai aimag. She graduated from the fourth grade. She worked as a kindergarten cook and a nurse in the sum centre and then she went to the aimag centre and worked as a school receptionist and then she retired. It has been seven years since she came to Ulaanbaatar.

In the start of the interview she talked about being orphaned and being raised by her granny. She talked about the life and work of the herders of that time. She briefly mentioned about the collectivization movement and the cultural campaigns. The third day of the week was called a hygiene day and every family had a big cleaning at home. Her older brother became a teacher after completing the fourth grade and he taught many people their ABCs. She talked in detail about the activities that had been implemented during the cultural campaign.

She also briefly talked about people’s life in the 1940s and children’s upbringing. She talked about the privatization issues. She didn’t privatize any cattle because she had never been a collective member and she sold her privatization coupons to a person who had come from the city. At the end she briefly talked about her home and the work and labor of people during socialism.