Oral History News of February-March 2022

Compiled by: Iranian Oral history Website
Translated by: Fazel Shirzad


Note: According to Iran's Oral History website, "News of the Month" is the title of a series of reports on this website. These reports have a look at the news related to the topic of the website in written and virtual media. In the following, you will read news from February-March 2023.


►Director General of Lorestan's Holy Defense Artifacts Preservation and Publishing values, pointing out that the oral history of veterans in the Holy Defense Museum is very important, said: We have a magnificent and beautiful museum that is empty of content, visitors should be enriched in the Holy Defense Museum.

►The Director of Documents and Oral History of the Foundation for Preservation of the Works and Values of the Holy Defense of Kermanshah announced the publication of the first volume of the Encyclopaedia of the Holy Defense of Kermanshah in the coming year.

►The 10th meeting of "Footnotes" organized by Tehran Province Art District, with the presence of Mohammad Sadegh Alizadeh and Maliha Nikbakht; It was held at the Mah Theater.

►Director General of Sistan and Baluchistan Children and Adolescent Intellectual Development Center said: The veterans are living witnesses and narrators of the oral history of the holy defense era, who are still responsible for the transmission of this culture.

► The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs said: The oral history of veterans and sacrificers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be passed on to future generations.

► The TV documentary on the oral history of Kish depicts the stages of development and progress of Kish Island in economic, social and cultural fields.

► The book "The Parade of a Chivalrous" oral history of Dr. Ahmad Khalidi, Deputy Minister of Oil, Deputy Minister of Commerce and Deputy Economic Minister of the Supreme National Security Council Secretariat was unveiled with a speech by Saeed Jalili at Andisheh Varzan House.

►The head of the Rah Yar Oral History Unit said: Oral history is progressing on the agenda of Rah Yar Publications, and so far two book titles from this collection have been compiled.

►Pointing out that 2,000 of the 2,700 oral histories of the martyrs' parents have been completed, Director General of the Lorestan Martyrs Foundation said: Currently, 22 groups are preparing the oral history of the parents of the martyrs of Lorestan.

►The General Director of the Preservation of the Holy Defense Works of Kohgiluyeh and Boyar Ahmad said: In 2023, 60 books on the subject of memories, biographies, plays, poetry, oral history, etc. were produced and published with the support of this General Directorate.

► The book "Foundation of Knowledge and Piety" of the oral history of Ferdowsi University Foundation by Ali Baghdar Delgosha was published.

► Director General of Hormozgan Martyr and Martyr Affairs Foundation said: In line with recording the oral history of the families of martyrs and martyrs this year, 70% of the memories of 820 parents of martyrs and 40 veterans have been recorded.

► The second book of the book "Rosem Jihad", an oral history of the engineering of Jihad construction, narrated by Abdul Rahman Jazayeri, written by Mohammad Reza Hosseini and Ali Meshaikhi, was published by Rah Yar Publications and was published on the market.

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Daily Notes of a Mother

Memories of Ashraf-al Sadat Sistani
They bring Javad's body in front of the house. His mother comes forward and says to lay him down and recite Ziarat Warith. His uncle recites Ziarat and then tells take him to the mosque which is in the middle of the street and pray the funeral prayer (Ṣalāt al-Janāzah) so that those who do not know what the funeral prayer is to learn it.

A Critique on Oral history of War Commanders

“Answering Historical Questions and Ambiguities Instead of Individual-Organizational Identification”
“Oral history of Commanders” is reviewed with the assumption that in the field of war historiography, applying this method is narrated in an advancing “new” way, with the aim of war historiography, emphasizing role of commanders in creation of its situations and details.
A cut from memoirs of Jalil Taeffi

Escaping with camera

We were in the garden of one of my friends in "Siss" on 26th of Dey 1357 (January 16, 1979). We had gone for fun. It was there that we heard the news of Shah's escape from the local people. They said that the radio had announced. As soon as I heard this news, I took a donkey and went on its back.
Life of Martyr Kazem Amloo Narrated

Baneh Dream

The book "Baneh Dream" narrates the life of martyr Kazem Amloo. It has been authored by Alireza Kalami and released by Marz-o Boom Publications. The book starts with the publisher's preface and the author's introduction; then, 75 memories have been narrated from the language of the martyr's family, friends and comrades.