Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990334
Name: Zembee
Parent's name: Darisüren
Ovog: Bayajih
Sex: m
Year of Birth: 1936
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: elementary
Notes on education:
Work: retired
Belief: none
Born in: Hanhongor sum, Ömnögovi aimag
Lives in: Hanhongor sum (or part of UB), Ömnögovi aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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collectivization; travel; cultural campaigns; military; environment;

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military service; childhood; secondary school student life; film - drama; urban life; cultural campaigns; foreign relations; collectivization; work - labor; power; auto transportation; privatization; funeral rituals; religion; environment;

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Summary of Interview 090913A with Zembee

D. Zembee obtained an elementary education. He was a herder until he completed military service in 1957-1960 and became a driver. Since then he worked as a driver in various organizations up until his retirement.

In the beginning of the interview he talks about the collectivization process and how negdels in the Gobi region used an irrigation system to grow vegetables and animal fodder. He also talks about life as a secondary school student, religion, the cultural campaigns and life during socialism.

In the middle part he talks about privatization, how during that period herders and those who worked for the state were awarded livestock in different manners. He also mentions about how technology was introduced during socialism, urban life and foreign relations.

In the final part he discusses environmental issues, family policies during socialism and funeral rituals.