From Faizieh to al-Rashid

Recognizing the dimensions of the Iraqi imposed war against Islamic Republic of Iran and making familiar with the “culture of sacred defense” is an issue that would not be possible without examining and explaining the issue of "captivity" and the experiences of the combatants who spent part of their lives in the concentration camps of the Baathist enemy. The culture of captivity which was formed with the Iraqi regime as the host and Iranian combatants as guests, is ...

Interesting to Read Memories of Politicians of the Pahlavi Era

Contemporary historians have shown more interest in the written memories of the time to better understanding historical events in Iranian contemporary era since the Qajar era onward. This interest has been shown itself more, especially, in relation to the greater recognition of the Pahlavi court, situation of political currents, relationship between political figures with the court, and historians and scholars have put review of remaining memories of this period on their agenda ...

A Brief Review of the Book "As Vast as Boundless Words"

The book entitled "As Vast as Boundless Words" is one of the works of oral history that was interviewed and compiled by Jila Moradi. The first edition of the book was published in 2019 by the Foundation for the Preservation and the Publication of the Sacred Defenses Values in 456 pages and 500 copies and has been entered the bookstores at 500,000 Rials (Iranian currency).

A Look at the Book "Hajj Hamza"

Memories of Hajj Hamza Ghorbani

The interview and compilation of the book "Hajj Hamza" was conducted by Ruhollah Sharifi and its first edition was published and released in 2015 by the Foundation for Preservation of Sacred Defense Values, the Organization for Documents and Papers of Holy Defense in 344 pages and 2,000 copies with hardcover. What is interesting in first look at Hajj Hamza is desired design of cover and eye-catching layout of its text.

Review of the book "Dear Nemat"

Narration of the Life of Soqra Bustak, a Paramedic at the Martyr Kalantari Hospital in Andimeshk

The book "Dear Nemat" begins with a short note from Mrs. Soqra Bustak in the form of appreciation of the efforts and works of Oral History Office of martyr Javad Zivodari Andimeshk and dedication to all the wives of martyrs and veterans. Then, there is a preface of the publisher, followed by the introduction of the researcher and editor of the book, which talks about how to conduct interviews and research and editing ...

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Memoirs of combatants of Lorestan province from the eight years of sacred defense narrated by Ismaeel Sepahvand

Baladchi or Pathfinder is the self-written oral history of the combatants of Lorestan province, which is narrated from the perspective and mind of Ismaeel Sepahvand. The first volume of Baladchi deals with the birth to Operation Valfajr 9 in seven chapters. In the first chapter, the reader watches Ismaeels childhood.

Taking a look at the book "A Narrative of the Thirsty-Lips Wises"

Oral History of Veteran Haj Jafar Bagheri

The book "A Narrative of the Thirsty-Lips Wises", which was interviewed and compiled by Dr. Jalal Kaviani for the General Directorate of Preservation and Publication for Sacred Defense Values of West Azerbaijan, was first published in Tehran in 2020 in 380 pages and 500 copies with a price of 400,000 Rials (Iranian currency) has been published and sent to the book market. Haj Jafar Bagheri recounts his memories from childhood to his presence on the front of the Iraqi ...

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A narration of life of freed POW Imam-Ali Koonani

"Finally I saw my own grave. My name which had been engraved on the stone very largely was very visible. It was a big white stone all of which had been engraved with sentences. It was exactly the same thing about which I always imagined. I raised my eyes. An aluminum frame had been mounted on top of my grave. It looked to be my photo! Yeah, it was a framed photo of me that the ...

Introducing the book "Sit for a While Until It Rains..."

A description of life of martyred teacher Sayyid Amir Hossein Mousavi, narrated by Shamsi Falahati, the martyr’s wife

In the first sight, the first thing that attracts attention is cover of the book, in which one feels that the designer has been tasteful in preparing it. In addition, the work has a good and acceptable printing and binding. According to the list, contents of the book are: Instead of Introduction, the fifteen chapters, Martyrs Will, Pictures and Documents. In the introduction, the author points out that "this book is a simple and ...

A documentary about the socio-political life of a politician

A Review of a Book entitled Memoirs of Seyed Mostafa Hashemi -Taba

Listening to historical narratives from different people can be interesting. Oral history is the transformation of individual experiences into collective experience and memoir writing as methods of recording personal experiences and expressing the social, economic, cultural, and political situation of a particular period for the present and the future. The memoirs of "Seyed Mostafa Hashemi -Taba" is one of the memoirs and oral history books which is based on the memoirs of "Seyed Mostafa Hashemi-Taba" and edited by Akbar Khoshzad in 416 pages.

An Overview of the Book of “The Lost Passage”

Memories of the sapper narrators of 14th Imam Hossein Division
Some feathers scattered and floated between barbed wires on a brown background in a dazzling and special mixture, evoke the concept and purpose which is emphasized in book cover of “The Lost Passage”. At the back of the book that there are separated pieces of barbed wire on the same brown background sporadically contain an excerpt from the text of the book, part of which we read: ...

A Look at the Book “Operational Physicians-2”

Biography, Memories and Viewpoints of Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, Professor and Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and Pain
In the book “Field Physicians 2”, after acknowledgement, we first come to a short text written by Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, and on the next page to a photograph, as it is stated under the photo, taken with Professor Majid Samii in the operating room (Germany, Hannover). After that the content, the editor introduction, and then “Biography at a Glance” which is a six-page summary of the book text, are presented.
The Fourth Online Meeting of Iranian Oral History

Iranian Oral History beyond Borders – 2

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Morteza Rasouli Pour, and Dr. Abolhasani participated in the fourth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran held online on Saturday 11th of Dey 1400 (January 1, 2022) hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “Iran’s Oral History beyond Borders”. In continuation of the meeting, the host asked ...
Interview with Brigadier General Farzollah Shahin-Rad


We were supposed to experience a hot summer day at seven oclock in the afternoon. I got to his house in ten minutes to seven, but I knew that working with the militant had special rules. One of them is punctuality. I went up and down the alley several times to meet this Ironman at his house. When I saw him from afar at military conferences, his sense of toughness was evident in demeanor.