Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

We all went to school. We sat in the old classroom while the construction of the new classroom was in process. Our school was on the banks of a big and beautiful river. The bank of the river was filled with white and flat stones. The stones were like marbles. Hosseinabad was located between two green hills. We used to play in the green outskirts or the hills after school hours.


Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

During that period, my father started working in Ministry of Oil and Ports of Khorramshahr but resigned due to the presence of English people in that Ministry. He used to say: “The money of Ports is not good. That land has been taken from people by force and no prayer is accepted there.” After that, he found a job in a road making company in Kuwait and worked for a few months.


Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

I looked out of the window of our house in Koushk building. Masoud Paki , in his Basiji uniform, happily and cheerfully had come to the door on a motorcycle. When he saw me, he waved and said: “Hi, sister Sabah! Come quickly, I have come to take you to the rest of the group.” There were many small and shiny stars under his feet. They were so beautiful that I ...


Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

I came to know Sabah Vatankhah in DA book. After tracking her footprints for almost 60 times in different pages and events of the book, I noticed that she has a deeper personality than what is presented in the book. Sabah is a nineteen year-old girl who is a revolutionary, active and defiant and fearless at the same time and has the experience of pure moments during the first days of the Holly Deference.

Thirsty Sands (Part 28)

Despite the passage of one week all the signs of torture could be very well observed on his body. At every corner of the Oate, a large number of the POWs gathered around the delegation and made their statement. Crowd was so tense that the Iraqi guards were not able to discern who talked to the members of the delegation. After the delegation left the camp, the POWs were indeed happy and ...

Thirsty Sands (Part 27)

Often they would secretly enter the sleeping hall in the middle of the night and start beating the POWs with all the force at their command. We did not of course have any hope that our officials in our country knew about these treatments, let alone the international bodies. It appeared that the international imperialism wanted to display its hostit1ty to the Islamic Republic in another manner. Nevertheless we could not help ...

Thirsty Sands (Part 26)

According to our on previous experience, we realized that we would be obliged to their favor as in the past! In the vice-commanders room there were several Iraqis: officers and non-commissioned officers. A sergeant who cold to some extent talk in Persian came toward us with a list in his hand and said, "you are criminals, and I will now announce your crimes so that Amer may decide what to do about you."

Thirsty Sands (Part 25)

Hearing the content of this conclusion from the enemys tongue, showed the Iraqis view of the POWs. A point enjoying great significance for the POWs was that in that particular time when Iraq displayed cruelest of treatments towards the POWs, the POWs had been able to make the enemy arrive at such a conclusion; that is, resistance and steadfastness in light of such values. Any time when the sound of radio was ...

Thirsty Sands (Part 24)

… water was cut off most of the time, that wells and sewers were not drained off, that free hours were lessened, that each day we were forced to stand still for hours, that we should watch films that we did not like to, that every night a number of POWs were taken out of the camp and beaten to death in front of the commander and his deputies, that food was ...

Thirsty Sands (Part 23)

From the movement of his eyes and slow movement of his body and manner of speaking it was clear that he had drunk too much. The drunk major called the guard in charge of our Oate and said, “Tell me of their crimes”, the sergeant immediately took out a piece of paper and reading out names aloud said they acted contrary to the regulation of the Iraqi Army. The commander said “Anyone ...
Abdolrahim Saeedi Rad, the poet of Islamic Revolution and sacred Defense

The Bayonets of Shahs agents could not cope with communiques of Imam (God bless his soul)!

Tall and thick chest. He was born in Dezful in 1966. But despite his tender age during the victory of the Islamic Revolution (12 years old), he has memorable memoirs in chest from Dezful during the revolution. He narrates for us the images witnessed by him that are the inseparable parts of the oral history of the revolution. He for years put up his arm during the scared defense as a warrior ...
The 310th Night of Memory – 1

He sacrificed his life for revolution, Islam and Iranian nation

Islamic Republic, values and Velayat-e Faqih are legacies of Imam Khomeini
According to the website of Iranian Oral History, the 310th program of the Night of Memory of the Sacred Defense was held in Sooreh Hall of the Art Center on Thursday evening, 23rd of January 2020. In this show, Hojjat al-Eslam Ali Shirazi, Morteza Sarhangi, and Majid Yusefzadeh recounted their memoirs about Haj Qassem Soleimani and defense in Syria. The first narrator of the show was the Representative of the Leader of Islamic ...
An Interview with Hussein Shah-Hosseini:

The Execution of Anti-British Minister by the US Supporter

Seyed Hossein Fatemi was executed in Tehran on November 10 in 1954, a year after a joint British-American coup against a national government in Iran. Fatemi, 37 years old, who, according to Chromit Roosevelt, one of the planners of August 18 coup, was sentenced to death by order of king before being arrested. After the coup, it was secret until February 24 in 1954, when he was arrested by Colonel Molavi.
Neglected History (3)

Critique of External Historiography of the United Islamic Students Association Abroad.

An interview with Mojtaba Baghernejad
In the first and second part of the interview, the history of the United Islamic Associations Abroad and the reasons for its importance and the most important published book in the country were presented and criticized in an interview with Mr. Baghernejad. In this section, we review two Persian books on the topic of the United Islamic Associations, published abroad, and the validity and content of these two books have been reviewed by respected interviewee.