Memories about face of photo of Behesht-e Zahra (SA) facade

A Minute after the Explosion

On the sidelines of 17th memorial of martyrs of Ansar al-Rasul Battalion from 27th Mohammad Rasulullah Division which was held in Andisheh Hall of Hozeh Honari on November 30, 2017, short interviews was conducted by correspondent of oral history website of Iran with his brother, commander and friend of the famous martyr of Behesht-e Zahra. They will be read in the following. Amir Hajamini was born in 1961, officer of portable transceiver ...

Intellectual capital and necessity for documentation of achievements with oral history method

Because of the limited capacity of the subconscious, humans are unable to maintain and remind all of the material extempore and completely. Moreover, the opinion of today scholars suggests that, hereafter, every person should not regard his or her own personal information as a personal property, as a goodwill and capital of his career and work. Hence, documentation of methods, techniques and teachings of humans is a safe way of transferring individual ...

An interview with Najmeh Jamarani, a relief worker during Sacred Defense

Memoirs from the days of Abadan siege and Fadaiyan-e Islam

Najmeh Jamarani is one of the active young girls during the eight-year sacred defense who along with other social and cultural activities has been engaged with relief working in the war zones and Tehran hospitals since the first year of the Iraqi impose war against Iran till the ending years. Her presence during the Abadan siege and familiarity with the group of ...

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Dabbagh) (Part 37)

One day, many guests stayed for lunch. After lunch, a lot of dirty dishes were gathered in the kitchen. I was washing dishes when Imam entered the kitchen and said: "You’ll get tired. Only was them and go, I will myself rinse them." I did not accept, of course, but I realized the depth of Imam Khomeini care. No point and behavior was overlooked by him.

Oral History of Laborers

In the 60s, when oral history was stepping up, women, workers, and those deprived of education became central to the reconstruction of the silent past and the lost worlds. For nearly three decades, and then up to date, in different orders of priority in oral history, these social strata have played a major role in the work of oral historians of the industrial community.

Revising a Conversation

Narrating was made of suffering

It is not narrating one or two days. Story is story of eight years of attendance; Keeping pace with; experiencing bites and sweets. There they both taught and learned. At that time, all skills were applicable together. Sometimes they harked and sometimes did lip reading. They kept up with commander unarmed, and sometimes they did not arrive at the attendance in war alleyways. Sometimes they laugh at others and sometimes others at them.

Familiarity with three books

"The Custom of Jihad", " One another Person" and "From Mashhad to Johannesburg"

The books "The Custom of Jihad ", "One another Person" and" from Mashhad to Johannesburg" have been recently issued at bookstores. These books are in two common features; first, these are resulted from a number of interviews. That is why, they include memory and oral history.

In remembrance of Dr. Hossain Ardestani

From narration of operations to registration of oral history of commanders

6th of Farvardin 1397 in the Iranian solar calendar (26th of March 2018) marked the first anniversary of the passing away of Dr. Hossain Ardestani, the late Head of the Center for Sacred Defense Documents and Research. He narrated the battle scenes and registered every moment of the events of the Iraqi imposed war against Iran shoulder to shoulder with the forces of the Political Office of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps ...

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 36)

Imam Khomeini dined at 9:00 pm. One night, the brothers were supposed to watch the film of martyr Mufatehs speech at Qoba mosque and the march of people. It was coincided with Imams dinner time. As I liked to watch the film I went to Imams room a bit earlier than 9:00 pm and asked, "Serve dinner, Sir?" he looked at the clock and said, "No! It is still ten minutes remaining."

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: