Irulegi Irratia


  • Record: II-168a
  • Piece: A01
  • Time: 00:00:00 - 00:16:00
  • Themes: lifestyle , war
  • Summary: He was born in Barkoxe in 1920 in the Coyos house. There were two brothers and two sisters. He went to school for seven years up to the age of fourteen. After that he started to work on the land at his home.His sisters learnt to sew and cook.(06:00ö) Then the war started. There were other young men in Zuberoa. The Basque speakers spoke in Basque to each other.When he returned home he took up agricultural work again. The War lasted until 1945. Little food and black breadů the Germans in the war.(12:55ö) In war time there were no fiestas in the village. When it finished in 1945, a big fiesta was held to celebrate the event. He was twenty-five years old then.He has always worked on the land since then and he has seen the evolution of that. He also had sheep and in summer he would take them up to the mountain. He got married in 1954 when he was thirty-four. He had five children.