An interview with Seyyed Reza Safavi;

The story and description of two panels

The following interview is made with Seyyed Reza Safavi, a member of Iranian Calligraphers Association, has a first-class degree in this field, as well as a master of gilding and calligraphy-painting. In this interview, we describe the work life of him, as well as the two works produced by him and the artistic group named" Role in Role" about martyrs of mina and martyrs of shrines defenders.

A memory of Emir Suljagic

Those 239 men

Emir Suljagic, author of "Postcards from the Gore", was born on May 21, 1975 in Bratunac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After start of the war and ethnic cleansing of Muslims by the Serbs in 1992, he sheltered with his family in Srebrenica. He learnt English there and was able to work as an interpreter with United Nations forces.

Interview with Jowa Avdić

The Family of Hosseini and the Family of Avdić, Khoramshahr and Srebrenica

Jowa Avdic, the author of book "My Smile Is My Revenge", was born on August 26th, 1986 in "Zeleni Yadar", near Srebrenica. With the Serbian invasion to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the beginning of the war, Mrs. Avdic and his family are forced to immigrate to Srebrenica. At the time of the fall of Srebrenica, she was only 9 years old.

Releasing an interview after 10 years

Narrative and Memories of Behrouz Esbati from Formation of the War Poem Congress

In the last days of winter of 2009, I listened to words of Sardar (Second Brigadier General and higher) Behrouz Esbati in secretariat building of the Festival for Quarter-Century of Holy Defense Book, in Hafte Tir Square in Tehran. We first conversed a little about the quarter-century festival, and then, more than an hour and a half, of formation of the war poem congress.

Memoirs of Azam Khasterh Far from Jihad Sazandegi and relief working

A hospital inside train

After the order of Imam Khomeini (God bless his soul) for establishment of Jihad Sazandegi or the holy war of construction in June 1979, many teenagers and youths across the country started cooperating with this organization voluntarily. They carried out many services to the people of towns and villages, and made strenuous effort to remove deprivation. Providing the primary necessities of the needy, building roads for rural areas and removing developmental, health and ...

Interview with Shahla Panahi, Author of "Comrade Like Rasoul"

Memory-writing is like making rosary

Shahla Panahi is one of writers in field of memory-writing. He was graduated in field of communication, and collects and writes memories of Holy Shrine Defender martyrs. His activity in this area became an excuse so that Iranian Oral History Website talks with him about book of "Comrade like Rasoul" as well as methods of research and interview in writing his works.

Along with memories of Pilot Nasser Zhian

From reconnaissance to commandership of an operation

Zahra Abouali has had an interview with pilot Nasser Zhian part of which has been given to the website of Iranian Oral History. In this interview, this aviation pilot has retold his memoirs about being appointed as a commander to the operations in which he had taken part.

It Was Stated in an Interview with Eghlimeh Jahedi

Memoirs of Crusading behind the Front

During eight years of the sacred defense, when men fought at the frontline, women gathered in homes, mosques, and religious and cultural centers to provide supplies, cloths, and other needs of warriors. Eghlimeh Jahedi is one of ladies who during eight years of the sacred defense, tried in providing equipment needed by the warriors and attracted many women in Alborz. Iranian Oral History Website interviewed with him in order to talk from those years.

Memory Telling of Zahra Almasian, Veteran Lady of the Holy Defense

Relief in Khorramshahr and Abadan

The first young years of Zahra Almasian coincided with victory of Islamic Revolution and beginning of the imposed war by Saddam Army against Iran. She began working in several fields in Abadan in early days of invasion of Iraqi Baathist in Iran. But as Khorramshahr situation became critical, which was at high risk more than Abadan, she goes to Khorramshahr for relief, and after several days of activity under heavy fire of the enemy, she is injured there.

About a Project Which Is Waiting to Be Published

Oral History of Literature Faculty of Isfahan University

Academics and students are among the most influential strata in Irans historical ups and downs from the past. Therefore, recording scientific, cultural, political and social events in atmosphere of grand Iranian universities in form of oral history has been considered over recent years, including recording Oral History of Kharazmi University and Isfahan University of Technology. Meanwhile, there have been less talked about Oral History Project of Literature and Humanities Faculty of Isfahan University.
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Narration of fellow fighting with Kaveh in "Javid Memories"

"Javid Memories" is the second book of "Oral History Collection of Commanders and Combatants of Khorasan Province" written by Alireza Miri. The interviews have also been conducted by Miri. It is the oral memoirs of Javid (Javad) Nezampour, the first commander of the Military Instruments of the Special Division of Martyrs during the Scared Defense from martyr Brigadier General Mahmoud Kaveh.

Historians are the First Reporters

"Mazar-i-Sharifis fallen. 17th Moradad 1377 (8th August, 1998), here is the place of the Iranian Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, and I am Mahmoud Saremi, the reporter of Islamic Republic of Iran, Taliban group have entered into Mazar-i-Sharif few hours ago. Instant, instant news! Mazar-i-Sharif was fallen by Taliban ...
Introduction to “How many of us were there?”

Iranian Kazakhs in the Holy Defense

The book “How many of us were there?” focuses on the memoirs of the Islamic Revolution and the war imposed by Iraq with the subject of “a glance on the presence of Kazakhs in the Holy Defense”. Hojjat Shahmohammadi, the author, in a seven page introduction defines the reasons ...

Publication of Oral History Theory in Persian

“Oral History Theory” by Lynn Abrams, translated by Fathali Ashtiani was published by the Office of Islamic Revolution Literature and Soureh Mehr Publication in 2018. The book is structured in 421 pages and eight chapters: the introduction transforms the applicable approach to theoretic, the characteristics of oral history, self, subjectivity, intersubjectivity, memory, narrative, performance and power. Couple of forewords and introductions precede the eight chapters and then followed by the references used to compile the eight chapters of the book.