Self-identification with Narrators

I did not know much about the war then. However, the literature of war was not new to me. The first tapes I transcribed were narratives of discovering Bamu altitudes. The narratives were interesting and exciting.

Oil Nationalization and the Clergy: A Talk with Professor Abd-ul-hussein Ha’eri

I was not into politics during the oil nationalization and the whole time when Mosaddegh was prime minister. In other words, I didn't have a diplomatic position. However, with regards to my later studies, I believe that Dr. Mosaddegh's speeches and the reports he submitted to the International Court of Justice and the Security Council, attest to the fact that he was seeking an opportunity to stop foreign interference in Iran's affairs.

The Causes and Main Factors behind the failure of Iranian National Movement

after World War II, the United States gradually replaced Britain and ever since then, the aim of the Soviet Union was to fight the US. Since, the Britain was seeking to secure its oil interests in southern Iran, during Azarbaijan crisis, it did not really oppose to granting the concession of northern Iranian oil to Soviet Union, and the Soviet Union’s failure in gaining more oil concessions was actually due to the US obstinacy and Truman’s opposition.

An Interview with Brigadier General Naser Arasteh

Brigadier general Naser Arasteh is one of the noble figures of the army in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Because of his close acquaintance with martyr Sayad Shirazi, he has many memories of Shirazi and his companions in Kordestan, during the Holy Defense.

Oral History of Sar Pol-e Zahab Reconstruction (1)

When Iraq started the war against Islamic Republic of Iran on September 22, 1980, western Iran including Sar Pol-e Zahab and Ghasr Shirin areas were among the first parts of Iran occupied by the Iraqi Ba’ath regime and the people of these areas became homeless and a number of them were captured, injured or martyred.

A talk with Morteza Sarhangi, For the publication of the three volume anthology of Synopsis of What Happened

There is no one in the Holy Defense Literature circles who does not know Morteza Sarhangi. He is one of the most successful figures in imposed war literature; He is the narrator and reporter of war events, analyzes the war literature as an expert and, works as the director of the Bureau for Literature and Art of Resistance at Arts Center (Hozeh-ye Honari).

We do not have a suitable pattern for oral history.

Gholamreza Azari Khakestar said: “We still do not have a suitable pattern for oral history,” and presented his article by the title of “Oral History of Hoveyzeh Reconstruction”. He is an expert of interviewing at Organization of Libraries, Museums and the Documentation Center of Astan-e Quds-e Razavi . He participated in the 2nd Oral History Conference in Oct 2010.

War Atmosphere, Being Unbelievable for the Next Generation

The anti-revolutionary movements in Kurdistan had been started in 1358 (1980) and the Revolutionary Guards and Army forces had been deployed there. He was sent there as a voluntary force (basiji) in 1358 (1980). He was among the selected people in shooting, but due to His small body, He started working in logistic sections and this made him malcontent. But He made his way in another area which was gathering war oral history from combatants' memoirs. this is an interview with one of oral history protagonists.

The oppression even Shaddad (an ancient tyrant of Arabia) did not commit

Talking about the sacred defence period, you can not understand the greatness and glory of those days unless you listen to that period's men. The war disabled and former POW, Mohammad Mohammadi is one of the historical memories of the imposed war. He was injured seriously when captured by the enemy in the first months of the war and during the third stage of Beit-ol-moqaddas Operation. He patiently spent hard days of captivity with the late Aboutorabi, and then in 1365 (1986), due to his physical disability, returned to the country by the help of International Red Cross.The following is our interview with this souvenir of war period:

An interview with Abolfazl Hassan Abadi during the 2nd Oral History Conference

Hassan Abadi, is president of the Organization of Libraries, Museums and the Documentation Center of Astan-e Quds-e Razavi(1) and author of Oral History in Iran. He is one of oral history activists in Iran who has several activities in this regard. One of his activities was concentrated on Khaf(2) Oral History in 2003 which included the following interviews:
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A review of the book "From the Pavilion to the Trench"

Memoirs of Abbas Ali Dargahi

On the cover of [the book] "From the Pavilion to the Trench" is a contemplative image of an engraved warrior prostrating outside the trench under the protection of his God, and on the back [cover] of the book is a multi-line narrative of the great victory: "The fighting forces, seeing the destruction of the Iraqi tanks, rushed towards the Iraqis from the trench with shouts of God Almighty, and at four oclock in the morning,
Review of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven"

Memoirs of Pilot Hossein Behzadfar

A suitable photo of a pilot and a stair-liked arrangement of the title, which remind the peak and the flight, is used for the cover of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven". The book begins with a brief dedication by the pilot Hossein Behzadfar to his wife and then handwriting of thanks to those who work to collect the memories of warriors and martyrs. Then there is an introduction of the Sacred Defense Documents Organization, ...
The 328th of Night of Memory – 2

Narrating the Heroism of the Air Force

To narrate the memories of the Sacred defense, the 328th Night of Memory program was held by Davoud Salehi as the presenter on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in the tomb of the anonymous martyrs of the Art Centers. Commander Jahangir Ibn Yamin and Commander Akbar Zamani shared their memories in this meeting. In the second part of the Night of Memory program, the presenter, said: "Analyzing the behavior of our pilots in the Air Force of the Army ...
The 327th Night of Memory - 2

Building an office for eulogizing in captivity

The three hundred and twenty-seventh program of the Night of Memory was held on Thursday, 26th of August 2021, with the theme of "Muharram during the war" in Ayatollah Khamenei Mosque with Hossein Behzadifar as the host. In this program, Misters Hossein Estiri and Mohammad Reza Golshani shared their memories. This program was broadcast online on the social networks of Shab-e Khatereh (Night of Memory) and Hozeh Honari (Art Center).