No. 566    |    28 December 2022


Oral History Workshop – 4

Difference between memory and oral history

The oral history website is going to provide the educational materials of some oral history workshops to the audience in written form. The present series has been prepared using the materials of one of these workshops. As you will see, many of the provided contents are not original or less said contents, but we have tried to provide categorized contents so that they can be used more.

The Memory of Azam Al-Sadat Sajjadi Masoumi

Bow tie

When I was studying in Farhanaz Pahlavi middle School at the end of Hajbashi Street, I spent bitter days. At school, I was dressed differently because of my coat and long scarf. That is why I was always alone and had no friends. On the other hand, the teachers did not care about me and treated me badly. They put me at the end of the class and they did not call my name for class questions;

Who Did This?

In 1977, we received notices from the Imam, which were written in very small handwriting. Sometimes we had to read the notices with a magnifying glass and copy them by hand. Later, we used the copier and printed more notices. I [Iran Islamzadeh] was one of those who had the mission to distribute leaflets in mosques and schools. The first time I was going to distribute a leaflet in the mosque, ...

A Short Book Review:


Mirmah Publications founded by a group of doctors and supported by Irans National Elites Foundation, it has published narratives of life of some doctors. One of these doctors is Manoochehr Davaei. Based on his name, the book is called Minoochehr [(in Persian it means someone who has a heavenly face)]. Javad Kamvar Bakhshayesh is the scholar and editor of this book; according to the introduction, the book is result of 12 hours of video interviews with Doctor Davaei ...

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Da (Mother) 27

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


Six: Search for Help

I finally fell asleep in the wee hours, only to be awakened by the old man body washer calling us to prayer.

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