An interview with Mohammadali Hajimoniri

Isfahan student’s movement (2)

We did an interview titled as “Isfahan Polytechnic University students movement “with Mohammadali Hajimoniri in first days of last October .He was graduated from the Isfahan Polytechnic University and now is an industrial manager . In this interview, he explained about Isfahan university students activities. This interview paved the way for another somehow long comprehensive interview about those days and years activities, introduced this week.

Interview with Mehr Ali Ebrahim Nejad

I was just a private (1)

Mehr Ali Ebrahim Nejad is a veteran of the Iraq-imposed war on Iran. He went to the battle forefronts while he was still a teenager and fought for the country 90 months of the 94-month (nearly 8-year) war. The following is an excerpt of his Oral History Weekly's interview with about on the occasion of the anniversary of Operation Muharram (Monday, November 1, 1982).

Susangerd, Occupation, Liberation (2)

An interview with Ghodratollah Bahari

I visited Colonel Ghasemi, commander of Ahvaz army, and introduced myself. I knew him before. He was commander of Battalion 255-Tank in which I had been trained M36 and M4 tanks. He was familiar with my spirit. He didn’t know my other past records, but had known with my spirit from that time I was in battalion for training. “Ghodrat! What are you doing here?” he called my name, “did you escape to Tehran?” I said: “Yes, but I was a volunteer.”

Military service at the beginning of the 1950s (1)

I did not dare to say I fast

Interview with Haji Mohammad Hashem Soleimani

I had heard that Haji Mohammad Hashim Soleimani has served his soldiering in Pahlavi’s palaces between the years 1331 to 1333 (1952-1954). On a snowy day in the fall of 1394 (2015), I set off to Chonas village in Arak. Mr. Soleimani’s job was farming. And although he was born in 1312 (1933), but still speaks about some events of his twenties precisely and warmly. It has passed more than 63 years since that time, but he speaks as if it happened yesterday.

Susangerd, Occupation, Liberation (1)

Interview with Ghodratollah Bahari

Susangerd witnessed many changes in Mehr and Aban 1359. First, the city was occupied by Iraqis, then liberated and again was besieged and went up to the other conquest. Three operations were performed for liberating Susangerd. The first battle was not successful; in the second one the city was liberated and at the third one, its siege was raised. Ghodratollah Bahari was the commander of second battle.

Pro-US Fans Executed Anti-UK Minister

Interview with Hussein Shah-Husseini

Following the coup, he stayed in his hideout and was arrested by Colonel Moulavi on Thursday, February 25, 1954. He was once assassinated during the Mossadeq administration by Fedayeen Islam supporters and was once attacked by Shaban Bimoq gangs and government hooligans, during which he was badly injured and was only saved by his sister before he was taken care of at the army's hospital to be prepared for a kangaroo court.

Student’s Movement in Isfahan (1)

Interview with Mehdi Hakak

Mehdi Hakak was admitted to the Industrial University of Tehran in 1977 to study Mechanics Engineering for a BS degree and he became one of the activists of students’ political movement. After graduation he has had many industrial posts and currently is a board member of Chemical Industry Investment Company. After thirty eight years he talks about his activities during first year at university.

The Unsaid about Ramadan Operation

Interviewing with Ismail Naderi

I made an appointment to visit Haj Ismail Naderi, battalion commander of Karbala-5, who loses his two feet in Shalamcheh, at his house. He has many words to say. He teaches history at the University of Arak. In a rainy autumn day, I was his guest to hear about Ramadan Operation, which left so many talks behind the front line and made its commanders to be confined at their houses for a long time.

They are still living in those days

In the twenty-first anniversary, the ‘Night of Memory’ session has hosted the narrators of war. This program has been held on the first Thursday of every month and two and a half hours before the call to evening prayer, at Arts Center (Hozeh Honari). During these years it has found its audience and is considered as assembly for veterans. During an interview Mehdi Khanbanpour, executive secretary of the ‘Night of Memory’ program, described the history of the meeting.

Wear a tie and take a photo!

Interview with Mohammad Hossain Jamalzadeh about Islamic Revolution in Arak

Mohammad Hossain Jamalzadeh was born in the city of Arak in 1952. His life has been knotted with important part of the history of Arak; the history of the city which has had effective and decisive men and women. His unique photos from the history of revolution of Arak’s people in the last days of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s rule have great historical value. With more than forty years of photographing record, He has an exquisite collection of the photos of history of Arak, lasting figures, sportsmen, theater and music artists, poets, writers, academics, physicians, and educated people of Arak. Numerous photo exhibitions from him have been launched in Arak and he still continues to register important events in the city.

Significance and Function of Oral History in Documenting Organizational Knowledge and History – 2

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Habibollah Esmaeeli and Dr. Mehdi Abolhasani participated in the fifth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “the significance and function of oral history in documenting organizational knowledge and history”. In continuation of the show, the host invited Dr. Hasanabadi to continue talks about ...

Book review: “Line of Blacksmiths”

Autobiographical memoirs of a young man from Dezful during the imposed war The "Line of Blacksmiths" uses a beautiful front cover which enjoys elegance and taste in its design; as the selected text on the back cover is proof of the authenticity and belief that shows the Iranian combatant proud and the real winner of the imposed war: "I went to get my gun. They were looking at me. Their crying and begging increased.

Excerpts from Memoirs of Abdullah Salehi

On the 28th of September 1980, in the back alleys of the Taleghani [Khorramshahr] neighborhood, we clashed with Iraqi artillery. Speed of action was important. If we reacted late, the rackets would hit us. Sometimes I lurked behind the alleys so that I could surprise the Iraqis. In one of these ambushes, I turned off the car so that they would not hear his voice. I was waiting for the head of the truck to be found across the street.

A Review of the Book "Ismail Nazr-Aftab"

Memoirs of a captive named Ismail Karimian Shaddel
When our gaze passes through the cheerful and smiling face of Ishmael among the white bouquet on a light blue background and stops on the back cover of the book, we empathize with him through these few sentences of the narrator in his journey: "I knew from the way the tires were moving that the car was moving on the asphalt road. I lost consciousness again. I woke up to vague sounds like the voices of women and children.