Interviewee ID: 990206
Parent's name: Anonymous
Year of Birth: 1959
Notes on education:
Work: Red Cross educator
Born in: [None Given] sum, Ulaanbaatar aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: doctor, retired
Father's profession: engineer, passed away
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family; education / cultural production; cultural campaigns; work; authority;
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Summary of Interview 090603A with Anonymous
P. Tuul was born in 1959 in Ulaanbaatar. After graduating the tenth grade she went to the Medical Institute to study in the pharmacy class. She became a pharmacist and she believes it helped her a lot economically after the advent of democracy.
At the start of the interview she talked about her parents, her childhood and her private life. The secondary school children went hay-making and had a vacation at the labor camp, growing vegetables and learning agricultural production. In addition, they participated in various circles in the Pioneer palace. She also shared the things she had heard about repression, mentioning that it was prohibited to talk about repression and celebrate tsagaan sar.
She also talked about the cultural campaign. During the cultural campaign she worked at the first pharmacy and she was in charge of the ‘40 thousand’ buildings. The inspection people visited the ‘ails’ to see if they had two changes of bed sheets and how many towels they had. They even checked their nails. As a result of the cultural campaign the health of the people and their hygiene improved and the illiteracy had been eradicated. It brought acute changes into the lives of Mongolians. She also shared the things she heard about the collectivization movement.
At the end of the interview she talked about the process of employment in the socialist period, the work attitude of people, salary and incentives and the standard of living. She also briefly mentioned the people in authority of the socialist period and the changes of the relations between men and women.