November 1977, Isfahan Industrial University

Note: Last week we reviewed memories of Mr. Nahavandi on the attack of guards to the dorm of Industrial University of Isfahan. What we have here is an interview about the same day with more details and the vents around it and other points about the event.

Story of American hostages held in Arak

In an autumn morning I was guest to Jamshid Moradi’s home. It wasn’t so hard to arrange for a meeting with the former director general of “Martyrs and Warlords Affairs Fund” and one of the founders of Sepah (Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) in Arak province. I arranged for it just with some telephone calls .It was quoted from some revolution activists that some American hostages of spy house (American Embassy) were held in Arak. I knew that Jamshid Moradi had some information about American hostages in Arak. When I noticed he had been responsible for hostage’s security, I was more eager for the information. I was ready to hear from a retired Sepah Operation member.

Teacher Tells of War Fronts

I would take the Camera on me!

An interview with Mohammad Hussein Qadami

One of his stories has been adopted by Revayate Fath Group for a televised program. Revayate Fath (literally, Narrative of the Conquest) group is a renowned Iranian filmmaking team which focuses on the stories of the Iran-Iraq war and depicts real narratives of the war. The group was put together by Martyr Morteza Avini who was killed years after the war by explosion of a trapped mine left from the war.

Iran-Iraq War and

Money in Fronts

A question has always been in my mind that if it is possible to deal with subjects that are not so much dealt with and even might be considered somehow critical. It seems that the film “Deportees (Ekhraji-ha)” and publication of some notes about the Sacred Defense (Iran-Iraq War) made this atmosphere more debatable. The subject “Money in War” was made more attractive to me when I heard from some of veterans that they went to the fronts with no money on with them and returned as they went (with no money). It means they didn’t need money when they were in the fronts. The same seems so impossible for us in 2015.

Eduction Ministry Oral History During 8 Years of Imposed War

In 261st program of “Memory Night”, Ali –Asghar Fani narrated his memories from the 8 years of War and Education Ministry attempts According to the report by Iranian Oral history Website, 261st program of Memory Night was held in Arts Center (Hozeh-ye Honari) on September 24th.

We were cut off guard; we were not prepared for such a war at its onset

Residents of border areas would hear sounds from borders all their life and sometimes these sounds were repeated for so long that no one could even foresee the onset of a war. First days of war narrated by a woman who was born and raised in Abadan are described as follows: we were in shock and perplexity, with sounds coming from the other side of the border, a war started and continued for 8 years in violence and brutality.

Well-done, Doctor!

Narrative of Farid Salehi, who arrived to hospital by a mortar shell in arms

On the one hand, our land and honor was invaded, and at the other hand, accompanying with my neighborhood friends, with whom I was in the same revolutionary range and all of us adhered to the system. Accordingly, we went to the front along together.

The Diver of Prophet Yunus (AS) Battalion:

We did not even imagine of being defeated in Karbala 4 Operation.

The Two hundred and sixtieth program of "Night of Memories" which is held on the first Thursday of each month at Hozeyeh Honari (Art Center) was assigned to the memories of 3 divers who fought in Karbala 4 Operation.

Farangis, a Narration of the Brave women of Gilan Gharb

Many authors have written about the memoirs of the eight-year Iraqi imposed war against Iran. The war had showed its bitter image not only in the western and southwestern cities and villages of Iran but also had forced men and women to defend their home.

Listening to Iraqi Radio for 5 Years

Sedigheh Akbarnia was born in Babol, a city in Mazandaran province, in 1966. He married a young militant in 1982 when she was only 16. Her husband left for war fronts in the same day of marriage. Some months later, she heard something from him that transformed her as one of the unknown activists of the home front.

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.