No. 575    |    28 February 2023


Oral History News of January-February 2023

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 website in written and virtual media. In the following, you will read news from January-February 2022. The collection of memories and experiences of Nizamuddin Kiaei, a cinema sound operator, was recorded in the form of an oral history conversation in the Iranian Cinema Museum.

Oral History Workshop – 13

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Politics and Wisdom

Ayatollah Dr. Ahmed Beheshti is one of the scholars in the Qom seminary and came from Fars Province. Along with studying and teaching, he tried to expand religious culture for many years in different cities of Iran, especially in Fars, Khuzestan, and Tehran cities. He was arrested and imprisoned several times during the Pahlavi era, and his memories have been gathered in Politics and Wisdom after about sixty hours of interview.

Top Secret Announcements

At night, they brought the leaflets by a car. There were three sugar sacks of fifty to sixty kilos full of leaflets. In addition to the leaflet, there were tapes in the sacks that had been brought from Lebanon. I was allowed to read some of the leaflets, but I was not allowed to read some of the leaflets which were wrapped and tied with a red thread. They said these announcements are top secret.

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Da (Mother) 36

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


I was no less afraid than the others, but my fear was of a different kind. From the bottom of my heart I prayed to God not to let these damned things stop the dead in the van from reaching their final resting places.

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