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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

He was traveling from Tehran. According to him, he was not told if his sons were martyred or wounded. They had only told him to get to Khuzestan as soon as possible. My mom wiped her tears. She was an emotional woman. She was trying to comfort this impatient father but could not control herself. Mom and Mohsen bought lentils with rice for dinner. We pressured the old man to have dinner but he refused. He could not eat anything.

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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Summer of 1980 was uneventful. My only activity was to attend the Islamic Rules (Ahkam) classes held in the Bureau of Islam Advocacy. I attended the classes with Shahnaz. Shahnaz showed more interest in Ahkam and religious topics and decided to go to seminary in Qom to continue her studies. My parents disagreed with her going to the seminary in Qom or any other city.

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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

One of the topics we discussed about was the massive killing of Muslims by Stalin; a horrible crime, which happened in Russia due to resistance against Communism belief by Muslims and thousands of innocent men and women, were killed in one day. We asked for a justification for this crime. What kind of a dictatorship do you follow? They never had anything to say to convince us.

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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Among the members of Jihad there were Maryam Kohandel and Fariba Toghrol; my classmates in Farah and Irandokht high schools. Fariba and I were classmates for four years. I met Maryam Amjadi after the victory of the Revolution and in the high school’s Islamic Association meetings. Maryam was a student in Khorramshahr Jame high school and I was studying in Irandokht high school. When we had meetings in our schools, the revolutionary members ...

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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

The whispers about formation of Khorramshahr corps had come to life since a while ago. The core of Khorramshahr corps was formed with individuals like Mohammad Jahan Ara and Abdol Reza Mousavi. The headquarters of corps was in a building in Jomhouri Street or ex-Shahpour. Jahan Ara became the commander of Khorramshahr corps and Abdol Reza was his deputy. Many youngsters in Khorramshahr joined the corps. My brother Ali was one of them.

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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

On fifth of Khordad (25 May), as we had promised, we went on strike in the mosque. We did not think that our strike will last a few days. We were around three hundred individuals. We heard that at the same time, many people and clergy had held protests in the city and insisted on the public disarmament and use of non-resident soldiers to keep the security and control of the city.

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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

There were daily tensions and conflicts between the members of the center and the Arabs Public. After one of these conflicts, there were shootings from both sides. The members of the center had distributed a declaration signed and approved by some shop owners of the city in which the activities of Sheikh Shobeyr were questioned. After the Sheikh learned about this declaration, he asked the shop owners to deny it but nobody took action.

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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

My father, mother and sisters also voted in the mosque. I will never forget the joy of that day. As if, we were celebrating the birth of our victory with this election. We stayed until late at night and counted the votes. Except for a few cases, all votes were affirmative. This election, officially stated the Islamic Republic of Iran. The results of the election on the tenth and eleventh of Farvardin ...

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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

The Isfahanis mosque used to hold Nudba prayer on Friday mornings. The scholars of Quran School and Ms. Abedi attended it. Most of us, the members of the Islamic Forum at high school had agreed to attend the Nudba prayer every Friday. One of those Fridays that I went to the Isfahanis mosque with my cousin, Elaheh, Ms. Abedi told us that a visit has been arranged with Imam in Qom for ...

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Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

The radio was on at our house twenty-four seven on nineteenth, twentieth and twenty first of Bahman (February 8-10th 1979) . The radio station in Syria was with Iran Revolutionary public as always and reported the important events of the country specially Tehran. The reports were so detailed that we could understand what hospitals throughout the country needed blood, blanket and medication. The Arabic speaking reports of Radio Syria compiled this information and reports from different locations of the country.
The news of month: June 2020

Oral history; slowly and steadily

According to Iranian Oral History website, "The News of Month" is the title of a series of reports on the website. These reports take a look at news related to the subject of the website in written and cyber media. In the following, you will read some news about the month of June 2020. ► In an interview with Iran Book News Agency (IBNA) about the studies plan for oral history of sacred defense of Khorramshahr, ...

The Oral History of the Sacred Defense Narrated by Ali Ishaqi

Electronic Warfare*
Electronic Warfare is a book on the Sacred Defense narrated by Ali Ishaqi which was published in 2018 by Sacred Defense Documentation and Research Center, thanks to the efforts of Yadollah Izadi. The book includes 27 interviews with this commander of Sacred Defense and covers his childhood until the adoption of Resolution 598 and the end of the Iran-Iraq War. Due to the continuity of topics in some interview sessions, ...
It was raised at the 21th Night of Memory in East Azerbaijan:

When Saddam ordered withdrawal from Khorramshahr

Amir Farivar Jafari, at the 21th Night of Memories ceremony of the East Azarbaijan Art Center, said: "Considering the eavesdropping, Saddam used to order withdrawal during the conquest of Khorramshahr by Iranian forces. For about 25 to 30 days, Saddam insisted that those who retreated should be shot and killed He had given all his commanders this power. In such a situation, Saddam, who called himself as a general of Qadisiyyah ...
A doctoral dissertation was reviewed:

The Role of Isfahanian Students in the Victory of the Islamic Revolution

By observing physical distance and without audience attendance (due to the outbreak of Corona virus), the defense session of the doctoral dissertation entitled "Historical Explanation of the Role of Isfahan High School Students in Islamic Revolution (October 1975 to June 1978)", by Maryam Qanuni, was held at the Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Isfahan, on 30th May, 2020. According to the Iranian Oral History website, this dissertation has been compiled with ...