Irulegi Irratia


  • Record: II-086a
  • Piece: A01
  • Time: 00:00:00 - 00:06:50
  • Themes: school
  • Summary: Introduction.(01:55ö) Martin was born in Makea in 1909 in the Iberria house. He was there until he was eight years old. Then in 1917 the owner gave the house to a nephew of his.He got very little schooling. It was a time of war and he had to work. Even so, he learnt to read and write. His mother taught him to read in Basque in order to learn the catechism. He would go to school twice a week. The kids of seven or eight years who were children of farm laborers had to go out to work instead of being at school.They were obliged to learn French but he learnt it outside of school hours.