Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 34)

It was first announced that he had a stroke, but later it was cleared up that he had been poisoned and martyred. The news was very doleful for us. We felt that the struggles has been received a heavy blow. We should do anything to show our protest and to express our anger. We discussed about what we should do in our meetings.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 33)

During these three days I witnessed the lifestyle and visits of Bani-Sadr and his family. His family (i.e. his wife and daughter) were totally indifferent to Islamic principles and values; they neither performed prayers, nor had hijab; they were completely free of any restrictions. Without hijab, they easily appeared among the non-mahram men and socialized. Bani-Sadrs house had good and enough furniture.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 32)

The news from Iran contained a wave of arrests and pressure on revolutionary militants. In prison, Ayatollah Taleghani was sick and Ayatollah Montazeri and Ayatollah Rabani Shirazi were under torture and they were treated harshly. In addition, the revolutionaries outside the country held the regime responsible for Dr. Shariatis death and they were very angry with all these issues and bad news. They should show their protest somehow by some attempt, and they should do what they could to reduce the pressure and to improve the conditions of prisons.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 31)

It was predicted that the death of Dr. Shariati led to combatants movement, especially the students movement. And it was true, many protest rallies and meetings were held both inside and outside the country, and his funeral ceremony turned into a protest against the regime. After some necessary preliminaries, the body of Dr. Shariati was transferred to Damascus for burial service. The combatants held a great funeral for him, and chanted slogans against the Shahs regime during the ceremony.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 30)

During June 1978, Dr. Ali Shariati , university professor and well-known speaker in Hosseinieh Ershad, died of heart attack in London. It was a bit ambiguous and sorrowful. He, as a person who had been able to persuade many young people and students to struggle and to oppose the regime and who had awakened their religious thoughts by his fiery and fascinating speech, was merit of praise and his absence was tangible.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 29)

Martyr Andarzgou was in contact with the militant clerics group in Iran, and he completely knew and was friend with some members. He told me about the situation inside the country and then about Iraq and Najaf. He spoke very promisingly about the victory of the revolution and popular struggles under the leadership of Imam Khomeini. He had some plans and said that he has come to Syria to provide weapons.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 28)

With different insights and goals, various fighting and political individuals came to Lebanon and Syria and often contacted with our group. Some came to spend military and guerrilla training, some came to provide weapons and ammunition, and some came to deliver a message and something like that. If they were women, I was in charge of their military training. Depending on their type, the training courses lasted from twenty to forty five days and the location was in the barracks between Lebanese and Syrian border.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 27)

During my stay in Lebanon and Syria, I was involved in various plans day and night and there was no time to think about anything other than combating, but I was mentally in pressure because of being away from my husband and children; and I was preoccupied with it, although I tried not to bat an eye and continue my work. But sometimes, the nostalgia and the mental pressure increased so much that I went to the shrine of Zainab (SA).

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 26)

One of the blessings I enjoyed in Lebanon was acquaintance with Imam Musa Sadr and his companion martyr Chamran. The two were very friendly and were work together in the majority of occasions. Imam Musa Sadr was spiritual leader of Shiite and the chairman of Supreme Council of the Shiites , and worked hard for the welfare and cultural affairs of the people of southern Lebanon. Martyr Mostafa Chamran , who had studied in the United States ...

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 25)

The group always faced financial pressures, economic strains and lack of facilities as well as limitations. Sometimes, the group was contributed financially from Iran and sometimes we visited some people we knew there. I knew little about financial problems of the group, however, considering the way of life and dealing with problems, behaviors and communications, it became clear that the financial resources of the group did not provide expenditures and expenses; eventually, it was unbearable.

Memoir Verification

One important question concerning publication of oral history literature is the extent to which the narrator is to be trusted? Is it the obligation of the oral history scholar to verify the memories? Is the scholar allowed to argue with the narrator? Does such literature fit the criteria of an historical resource?
Convoy Narrator of "When Moonlight Was Lost" on the Last Day of Fall

Memory Is "I", Let us Think About "We"

Ayatollah Khamenei wrote a letter of congratulation and condolence for martyrdom of Ali Khoshlafz, the sacred defense veteran and narrator of "When Moonlight Was Lost (Vaghti Mahtab Gom Shod)" on December 20, 2017. The letter is as follows:
An interview with Zahra Sabzeh Ali about her book “Deldadeh”

Memory-writing for the sake of social impact

The seeing of a small photo from martyr Alireza Mahini prompted Zahra Sabzeh Ali to collect the memoirs of this martyr who was from Bushehr and a commander of irregular wars. The result of the work is presented with the assistance of the Art Center and Sooreh Mehr Publications. The release of the book “Deldadeh” or beloved became a pretext for the website of Iranian Oral History to have an interview with her:
About Oral History Production

To Maintain Questions or Not? Is crucial

Production and final setting of the interview content is an important aspect and the oral history scholars have to be well versed on the details and act responsibly. The following have to be taken into consideration: