No. 563    |    6 December 2022


Oral History News of October-November 2022

According to Iranian 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 site in written and virtual media. In the following, you will read news of October-November 2022. The book "Patience" of the memoirs of Ansieh Tajzadeh Qomi, a veteran of the air bombing of Qom, was published.

School Grandmothers

Narrated by Mrs. Zahra Darvishi

Hijab was forbidden in school and girls had to wear uniforms. My father was a religious and fanatical person and he said that I do not like my daughters to study in this condition. For this reason, when I reached school age, he did not allow me to study. Three or four years later, Zainab managed to get my fathers opinion to go to school, and although I [Zahra Darvishi] was a few years older than Zainab, we both went to the first grade.

Sincere Meeting of the Student Outside the Country with Imam in Paris

A massive protest was held by members of Union of Islamic Student Associations in Bonn against laying siege to Imam by Iraqis ten days before. The demonstration, attended by some followers of Confederation of Iranian Students National Union, aimed at protest against Iraq’s embassy in Bonn, and expressing our hatred of measure by Iraqi Ba’athists in service of USA and Shah of Iran as well as complete support for Muslim Iranian People and Prisoners.

Oral History Workshop – 1

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Da (Mother) 24

The Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Translated from the Persian with an Introduction by Paul Sprachman

Persian Version (2008)

Sooreh Mehr Publishing House

English Version (2014)

Mazda Publishers




“What that’s supposed to mean?” she asked.

I did not answer. I opened my watchband, but then, thinking I would need my watch, put it on again. I said to her, “Mom, I’m going to spend the night at Jannatabad. Don’t worry about me.”

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