A Japanese Memories of Imam Khomeini Photo in Keyhan Newspaper

After severe suppression of the Pahlavi regime in confrontation with the key elements of the 1963 uprising, including executions, imprisonment and exile, news boycotts and preventing the publication of any news or images of Imam Khomeini became the main agenda of every state and non-governmental organization and institution. SAVAK and Shahrbani would seriously confront the opposition. Following the exile of Imam to Bursary in Turky in autumn of 1964 and then to Najaf, ...

As a Pilgrim Narrated-2

The Last Day of Marching toward Karbala

2018 (1397 SH) was the last day of marching to Karbala. After the morning prayer, we departed from Abbasiyah doorway in pillar (amud) 1110, which is affiliated with shrine of Abbas ibn Ali. Outside the doorway, a large crowd was moving to Karbala. We were moving forward. A little further, we stopped to have breakfast, and headed again. In the middle of the road we saw an Iranian Mokeb (cavalcade) belonging to the Isfahanian.

As a pilgrim narrated:

A Night and a Day of Arbaeen march

Leaving an Iraqi familys home, we started walking from fourteenth power pylons (Amud) around 1:30 pm on Wednesday, October 27 in 2016. The road at night was much quieter than day. Pilgrims were walking on both roads that there was Mokab on one of them, and no one on another way. We were going to move every fifty pylons ...

Mansoureh Ghadiri Talked about Behjat Afraz

You must be both a mother and a father

My wife had the longest captivity and I got the most energy from Ms. Behjat Afraz. I was at the age of 28 when my husband became missing, and when it became clear he was captured, I was very busy and I did not have leisure time; like a soldier who wears military boot in the morning, I slept upon my book and pamphlet. I was a professor at Shahid Rajaee University and from there I went ...

The 300th Night of Memory -3

Memories Are Formed Based on Personality of the People

According to Iranian Oral History Website, the 300th memory night of the sacred defense was held in Sooreh Hall of Hozeh Honari on Thursday, February 22, 2019. In this session, Massoud Qandi, Hossein Noori and his wife Nadia Moftooni, Abdolhossein Mokhtabad and Abdolhamid Ghadirian expressed their memories of the Iraqi imposed war against Iran. In the first and second parts of this report, you read text of part of expressed memories in the 300th memory night.

The reminiscence in the eighteenth memorial of Ansar al-Rasul Battalion Martyrs

Events of Two Operations

According to Iranian oral history website, the eighteenth memorial of Ansar al-Rasul Battalion martyrs and the annual gathering of warriors of this battalion during the sacred defense years and their families, was held at the Andisheh Hall of Art Center on Thursday, in September 6th 2018.

Visiting Bazideraz

The anniversary of martyr of testimony Ayatollah Ataollah Ashrafi Esfahani remind me the first years of 1360s and those memorable and epic days; the days we had army headquarters in the Kermanshah. We took the bands of theater and music and etc. to the war zone with the comrades of educational affairs, Jawad Hashemi and Asghar Naghizadeh. One of those days was when the peak "Bazideraz" had just been released and we ...

Leader narrates memoirs in Night of Memory

According to the website of Iranian Oral History, the fourth special program of the Sacred Defense Memory Night was held in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Hosseinieh Imam Khomeini (God bless his soul) on Wednesday evening 26th of September 2018. According to the full text of his speech, in the ceremony published by the Information Center of the Office of Preservation and Dissemination of Works of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei,...

The Memories of Pilot General Kiomars Heydarian

Are you ready to face Saddam down?

When Pilot General Kiomars Heydarian was admitted by Air Force to pass the courses of pilot-training scientific degrees, was sent to Shepard in the Texas state of America during the Pahlavi regime. At the end of the course, he gained top rank among the students from six countries. During the imposed war of Saddam Army against the Islamic Republic of Iran, there were more than 50 outbound flights and 2,000 hours of aerial patrols, and ...

Memories of Ali Fadaei

Only a Persian Melon Has Remained!

Ali Fadaei, one of warriors of the holy defense, was narrator of 289th session of memory night. On the sidelines of this program, correspondent of Iranian Oral History Website interviewed him. In the following text, you read other memories of the Holy Defense warrior.
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From Condolence Theater in the Role of Ruqayyah bint Al-Hussein (PBUH) to Eulogy in Geneva

Hajj Yadollah Behtash has been a eulogist of Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) for nearly half a century. His background includes eulogies in the House of Leader and Geneva, Switzerland, and he has written numerous religious books, but few interviews are available from his memoirs and life. The "Iranian Oral History Website" decided to conduct an interview about the life of this patriarch of the Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) on the occasion of the days of mourning of Aba Abdullah (PBUH).
It was mentioned in an interview with Batoul Qayyumi:

We Bought Clothes for the Operating Room with the Money Gathered in Khorramshahr Liberation Ceremony

During the eight years of sacred defense, when men were fighting with the enemy on the front lines, ladies gathered in houses, mosques, and cultural and religious centers to provide food, clothing, and other necessities for the warriors. Batoul Qayyumi (known as Shabani), born in Qahroud, Kashan, is one of the ladies who, during the eight years of the sacred defense, has made many efforts and provided many ladies in Tehran province ...

Current concern of oral history: Gap in theorization

In the conversation ahead, Dr. Ali Tatari, the professor of history and a member of the Board of Directors of the Iranian Oral History Association with years of experience as the Head of the Document Center of Iranian Majlis (parliament) Library discusses the pathology of theorization in area of oral history and the status of this field in universities.

Significance of interaction between local history and oral history in compiling local writing

Compilation as a final product of many interviews has been noticed by the individual or collective projects of oral history. Compilation in oral history depends on a variety of factors, such as the policy making of the centers, the compiler, and the type of interview. This article deals with the relationship between local history and oral history and its impact on compilation in order to address issues such as the nature of ...