No. 271    |    3 October 2016


Memory night 272 in Holy Defense week

Operation Mersad, exterritorial battalion and the war in the western axis

According to oral history website in Iran, two hundred and seventy-second in a series of memory night programs was held along with Sacred Defense Week, on Thursday 22 September 2016, at the Art Center. During the ceremony, Col. Ali Yousefi, commander of Al-Hadid Brigade of Ruhollah Division 28, Commander-in-chief Bahram Norouzi and Commander-in-chief Seyyed Mojtaba Abdullahi division commander of 28 Ruhollah brigade iterated their memories of war in the South and West fronts, and especially Mersad operation.

The hard and sweet memoirs of narrators of the book which has an attractive idea

"War Brides", Oral History of Awaited People

They have been forgotten for many years but now suddenly are remembered. They are the brides of war; new young brides who were supposed to live beside their husbands until death, but the war shortened this life. "War Brides" is about this group of people; suffered but patient women play the major role of the books story. Perhaps, its because of this, there is no name of the operations in which their husbands had taken part (except one and that is Operation Mersad and only as less as one name in page 46). These new brides have been searched for city to city and the first volume has been allocated to the women of Kermanshah.

Critique of memories That Are Less Be Seen in Written and Published Works

"Zoqaq (Alley) Fifty Six" is a Historical And Oral Narrative

Book Review of "Zoqaq Fifty Six" was held in community center in Wednesday, September 21, 2016 attended by Hani Khorramshahi, narrator and author of the book, Mohammad Qobadi, critic, and a group of book enthusiasts in Mellal Commuity Center. The first edition of "Zoqaq Fifty Sixth" has been published in 2015 by the Office of Culture and Resistance studies of the Provincial Administration and Council of Art, and Soore Mehr Publications.

Untold words about the book "Untold Words" Part II

Life and condition of interviewers

My father, Ali Mohammad Moghaddas Jafari, was from Borujerd. My grandfather (Mohammad Bagher Moghaddasi Jafari), with along Ayatollah Borujerdi, was one of famous clergymen of Borujerd in the age of Reza Shah. The father quoted that my mother was arrested for having a tent and rule of ban on hijab in the age of Reza Shah. He called and threatened the commander of the army of Borujerd that if you did not free my daughter in law, I would act individually against you. Whereas my grandfather was a well-known person, my mother was brought home with a military jeep after an hour.

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Seyyed of Quarters 15

Memories of Iranian Released POW, Seyyed Jamal Setarehdan


Edited and Compiled by: Sassan Nateq

Tehran, Sooreh Mehr Publications Company

‎2016 (Persian Version)‎

Translated by: Zahra Hosseinian


Seyyed is an employee of Roads and Urban Development of Ardabil province. He has taken diploma. He has born on 9th September 1967 and is the fifth child in the family. He has five brothers and three sisters. His name has been registered as a 25 percent disabled war veteran of imposed war, and after admission of resolution and invasion of hypocrites and Iraqis’ offensive, being encircled six days along with several of his fellow warriors on 27th July 1988 between Qasr-e Shirin and Gilan-e Gharb, struggling to survive and stand against the enemy, and finally being captured by the Iraqis. After suffering twenty-six months imprisonment in camps Jalawla and 15 of Tikrit, Seyyed Jamal returned to Iran in September 1990.

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