Mansoureh Ghadiri Talked about Behjat Afraz

You must be both a mother and a father

My wife had the longest captivity and I got the most energy from Ms. Behjat Afraz. I was at the age of 28 when my husband became missing, and when it became clear he was captured, I was very busy and I did not have leisure time; like a soldier who wears military boot in the morning, I slept upon my book and pamphlet. I was a professor at Shahid Rajaee University and from there I went ...

The 300th Night of Memory -3

Memories Are Formed Based on Personality of the People

According to Iranian Oral History Website, the 300th memory night of the sacred defense was held in Sooreh Hall of Hozeh Honari on Thursday, February 22, 2019. In this session, Massoud Qandi, Hossein Noori and his wife Nadia Moftooni, Abdolhossein Mokhtabad and Abdolhamid Ghadirian expressed their memories of the Iraqi imposed war against Iran. In the first and second parts of this report, you read text of part of expressed memories in the 300th memory night.

The reminiscence in the eighteenth memorial of Ansar al-Rasul Battalion Martyrs

Events of Two Operations

According to Iranian oral history website, the eighteenth memorial of Ansar al-Rasul Battalion martyrs and the annual gathering of warriors of this battalion during the sacred defense years and their families, was held at the Andisheh Hall of Art Center on Thursday, in September 6th 2018.

Visiting Bazideraz

The anniversary of martyr of testimony Ayatollah Ataollah Ashrafi Esfahani remind me the first years of 1360s and those memorable and epic days; the days we had army headquarters in the Kermanshah. We took the bands of theater and music and etc. to the war zone with the comrades of educational affairs, Jawad Hashemi and Asghar Naghizadeh. One of those days was when the peak "Bazideraz" had just been released and we ...

Leader narrates memoirs in Night of Memory

According to the website of Iranian Oral History, the fourth special program of the Sacred Defense Memory Night was held in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Hosseinieh Imam Khomeini (God bless his soul) on Wednesday evening 26th of September 2018. According to the full text of his speech, in the ceremony published by the Information Center of the Office of Preservation and Dissemination of Works of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei,...

The Memories of Pilot General Kiomars Heydarian

Are you ready to face Saddam down?

When Pilot General Kiomars Heydarian was admitted by Air Force to pass the courses of pilot-training scientific degrees, was sent to Shepard in the Texas state of America during the Pahlavi regime. At the end of the course, he gained top rank among the students from six countries. During the imposed war of Saddam Army against the Islamic Republic of Iran, there were more than 50 outbound flights and 2,000 hours of aerial patrols, and ...

Memories of Ali Fadaei

Only a Persian Melon Has Remained!

Ali Fadaei, one of warriors of the holy defense, was narrator of 289th session of memory night. On the sidelines of this program, correspondent of Iranian Oral History Website interviewed him. In the following text, you read other memories of the Holy Defense warrior.

The 291st Show of Night of Memory

Memoirs from two operations, aviation and martyrs

According to the website of Iranian Oral History, the 291st Show of Night of Memory was held on Thursday 24th of May 2018 in Sooreh Hall of the Art Center. In this show, Ahmad Saqafi, Hossein Nazoori and Seyed Javad Hashemi retold their memories from the eight-year Iraqi imposed war against Iran.

I want to learn Farsi!

Abu Ahmad blocked our way near the evening of Monday 15th of Aban 1396 solar hijri calendar (November 6, 2017) in Najaf-Karbala road. As a matter of fact, three others had already asked us to become their guests. All of them said one thing, “Taking a shower, WiFi, a place for sleeping and taking a rest” which we had not accepted. But this last one treated us in a way that we could not accept his request.

A travel to 32 years ago

Third Nowruz (New Year) In the Frontage of War

In 1364 (1985), when I had been passing my third Nowruz in the frontage of war, I was responsible for two affairs: first, the responsibility of cultural group of sepah (Islamic revolutionary guard corps) in chenareh area controlled under cultural group of sepah of Marivan. Second, cooperating with the commander of chenareh.
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Necessities, Fields, and Research Topics

An Introduction on Oral History of Iranian Architecture

History is a great market included orders such as politics, society, religion, economics, culture and civilization. Any order can be crossed, but the market order and structure cannot be separated and disrupted. History should not and cannot be limited to political, social and economic history. The history of each nations culture and civilization also exhibits the political, social, religious and economic manifestations of that nation.
304th ‘Night of Memorials’-2

When I was in a dark room...

According to the Iranian Oral History website, the 304th ‘Night of Memorials of Holy Defense’ was held on Thursday evening, July 25, 2019 at the Sureh Hall of the Hozeh Honari. In this meeting, Bakhshali Alizadeh, Ibrahim Khodabandeh and Mohammad Mosaheb, related some of their memories of Mujahidin Khalq Organization and Mersad Operation. In the first part of this report you read the memoirs of Bakhshali Alizadeh.

Few Tips on Oral History Interviewing

History is collective incidents, events and past experiences, and the fate of each individual depends on it. Hence, this fundamental fact must be taken into account when collecting, recording and narrating it in various forms (written, non-written). The collective might be small (family, family, city, region) or large (ethnicity, race, nation, country). Thus, the term history embodies the meaning of the group and is the opposite of the individual and the individuality.
The head of military organization expresses

Army war veterans to become oral history interviewers

Iranian Oral History website – The Islamic Republic of Iran Army during the eight-year holy defense defended Iranian territory with all might from ground, air and sea, and has published many works in the areas of novel, narrative biographies, collection of memories, atlas of battles, war chronicles, and research books in order to keep and record this epic. Meanwhile, we miss oral history tangibly.