Interviewee ID: 990474
Parent's name: Jügder
Year of Birth: 1925
Notes on education:
Born in: Tsenher-Mandal sum, Hentii aimag
Lives in: Tsenher-Mandal sum (or part of UB), Hentii aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 091202A with Dashochir
Jugderin Dash-Ochir was born in 1925 in Tsenher-Mandal sum, Hentii aimag. He became literate in a temporary Mongolian script school. In 1944-1947 he served in the army and then he worked as an agent at the bag level, a salesman in a shop, a cafeteria manager, and he was trained in the tractor-combine training course, which he completed in 1955. He has eight children.
The advantages of the collectivization movement had been publicized and initially the people joined the collective under almost totalitarian pressure. Recently, privatization has taken place and herders received cattle from it.
In 1944 he came from the army in Hentii to Ulaanbaatar in a covered truck and he got off into a night that was lit-up. Though it was war-time, army life was wonderful and the bosses were humble and responsible.
The first so-called DT24, a green tractor, didn’t have a cabin. I used to drive the NTZ tractor in winter time wearing a fur cloak. The Russian-made tractors ‘50’, ‘80’, ‘82’ became more sophisticated. I was good with the equipment due to a Russian teacher Maxim who used to teach me everything.