Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 4)

According to the circumstances and conditions of the time, doing somethings by women was not custom and even sometimes denounced. I was interested in making sense and in being informed of all issues due to my special mentalities, and sometimes did things that seemed odd to others. In the first ten days of Muharram, for example, I gathered all my friends and family members and formed a group.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 3)

In the last days of spring of 1939, I was born in Imamzadeh Abdollah neighborhood in the historical city of Hamedan and grew up in a religious and cultural family. From the first days of life, my childish crying as second child was a matter of concern. And it might have been announcing the winding and up and down ways of my future life, and also a fluid and restless spirit which followed the truth.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 2)

Marzieh Hadidchi was born in Hamedan in 1939, and grew up in a religious and cultural family. She started studying in old-style school and for learning the Quran and Nahj al-Balaghah, she enjoyed much from her fathers knowledge. ... In 1954, she got married Muhammad Hasan Dabbagh. It was the beginning of her lifes transformations. In the early days of her marriage, she immigrated to Tehran following her husband.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 1)

Men are not the only performers of various social, political, economic, and cultural scenes; women are also involved, and their historical position in social developments should be further explored and investigated. The role of women in the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and the protection of achievements and the management of its goals, is significant and basic. During the struggles and political activity against the Imperial regime, women played a direct and indirect role.

Seyyed of Quarters 15 (38)

Memories of Iranian Released POW, Seyyed Jamal Setarehdan
It had passed a month of my liberty. I still was my family’s favorite. They did not allow me not lift a hand, but I became bored of sitting in home and did not do anything. I went out of the room. I looked at our faded entrance door. To get rid of boredom, I went out and bought a few kilos paint and some brushes from paint and hardware store. Before captivity period, each one kilo can of paint was 250 Riyals. I thought that I spent only sixty Tomans, but now I should pay 2500 Rilas for each one-kilo can. The seller took me six hundred Tomans. "Why the prices have multiplied" I said to myself.

Seyyed of Quarters 15 (37)

Memories of Iranian Released POW, Seyyed Jamal Setarehdan
The same day we entered Iranian territory through Khosravi border. Fifty or sixty tents had been set up for prisoners to be settled and quarantined. We stayed there for three days. Shamkhani also came by helicopter to visit POWs. In these three days, some of POWs wanted to punish those who had spied for Iraqis. During their captivity, some of POWs had to endure great hardships by spys information, and therefore they wanted to punish them.

Seyyed of Quarters 15 (36)

Memories of Iranian Released POW, Seyyed Jamal Setarehdan
A road could be seen along the camp far away. By chance, I looked at there. I saw a line of cars were moving, when looked more carefully. It was mostly like the movement of troops. Thursday, 2nd August 1990, was coincided with Ashura day. I was surprised by guardians cheering and joyfulness on that day, but realized that Iraq has invaded Kuwait and conquered it within a few hours.

Seyyed of Quarters 15 (35)

Memories of Iranian Released POW, Seyyed Jamal Setarehdan
Like Karami, Mehdi Palang became known as a result of betrayal. It had been said he is commander of tank battalion. Iraqis were sensitive about the members of our group previously, but now they were more careful and had Mehdi Palang under observation. Finally, he was taken to the interrogation room. This goings and comings was increased, until he said one day, when he came from the interrogation room, "I got tired, Seyyed. I want to confess. They said to perform ablution, put your hand on the Quran and swear."

Seyyed of Quarters 15 (34)

Memories of Iranian Released POW, Seyyed Jamal Setarehdan
The loudspeaker of camp played songs of Mahasti, Moeen, and Daryoosh continuously. The songs which was chosen to sow despair seeds in the hearts of prisoners. Some prisoners had heard the songs so much that had memorized them. Suddenly, the song was cut and it was said someone comes to the camp to speak. "Is it possible they will be representatives of the Red Cross?" Prisoners asked each other.

Seyyed of Quarters 15 (33)

Memories of Iranian Released POW, Seyyed Jamal Setarehdan
One morning, when I moved from side to side in my bed, heard the voice of the muezzin for a moment. The morning sleep was pleasure and I wanted to sleep more. I felt that my grandfather has woke up. Opening my eyes, I saw he is groping his way toward yard to perform ablutions. I put my quilt aside and got up. I took his hand. "Do you wake up, Seyyed Jamal?" He said quietly.
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The memoirs retold in the 10th meeting of “Oral History of Book”

Fourteen years of follow-up for a book

According to the website of Iranian Oral History, the 10th meeting out of the second round of the meetings “Oral History of Book” was the second session of talking with Mrs. Mahdieh Mostaqni Yazdi, the owner of Karnameh Publications and Roozbeh Zahraee, the son of the late Mohammad Zahraee, the late head of Karnameh Publications. The meeting was held with the attempt of Nasrollah Haddadi, a writer and researcher in the Institute of Book House on Wednesday 28th of June 2017.
36 years were passed...

A Memory of June 1981

According to Oral History Website of Iran, ceremony of 36th anniversary of tragedy of June 28, 1981 (the 7th of Tir 1360 (SH)) and martyrdom of Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti and a group of Islamic Revolutionary helpers was held in memorial place of the martyrs of June 28, 1981 in Cultural Institute of Shohadaye Hafte Tir, which is located in Sarcheshmeh intersection of Tehran, before a group of the martyrs families of the tragedy, national officials and people in the evening of Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
The 281st Night of Reminiscence of Sacred Defense Was Held (Part II)

With the Memoirs of Line Breakers; From South of Iran to South of Syria

Sediqeh Samii who was the second narrator in 281th night of reminiscence for sacred defense told his memoirs as follows:" I hold M.A in the field of nursing. I was a junior in collage while the Islamic revolution of Iran were being headed for victory. One of friends said me that they had established a group and needed a nurse. He asked me to join with their group; I accepted. We went to visit garrisons, because they were busier than other places.
Memory Night held in presence of Supreme Leader

Whatever has really happened should be narrated

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr, the third program of the Memory Night of the Sacred Defense was held in presence of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in Imam Khomeini Hossianieh on 24th of May 2017, according to the website of Iranian Oral History.