No. 579    |    11 April 2023


Oral History News of February-March 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 website in written and virtual media. In the following, you will read news from February-March 2023. Director General of Lorestan Holy Defense Artifacts Preservation and Publishing values, pointing out that the oral history of veterans in the Holy Defense Museum is very important, ...

Book Review:

Resistance Diplomacy

The autobiographical memoirs of Mohammad Reza Bagheri, the former ambassador and deputy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were published under the title "Resistance Diplomacy" in the winter of 2022. As mentioned in the introduction of the book, a large part of these memories were previously published in the book "From Tripoli to Damascus". In the first chapter, the book begins with the introduction of the childhood and adolescence of the author and his family, ...

Book review:

A Pious Fighter

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of Qom Seminary, the Islamic Revolution Document Center has published a collection of books. One of them under the title "A Pious Fighter" is dedicated to the oral history of the life and struggles of Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan Mousavi Shali. This work, authored by Mohammad Kazem Ameli, describes the narrators life, education, religious, cultural and political activities in four chapters.

The 337th Session of ‘Night of Memorials’ - 3

“Closed Door Period”

The 337th session of ‘Night of Memorials’ was held on Thursday, July 28, 2022, entitled ‘Closed Door Period’, in the Soureh Hall of the Hozeh Honari, performed by Davoud Salehi. "Haj Seyed Ali Akbar Abutorabi" and witnesses of the Operation Mersad attended this event. Then, the presenter pointed to the audiences and said: “This event has two types of audience; first, there is a generation of veterans, who participated in the war and the front, and they are gathered here to review their memories; ...

Letters of Fahimeh

The Seventh Letter

In the name of God who created us from soil, and gave us the choice between moving toward him or being a civilized animal. Hello to the proof of the truth (God) over the all places and times in the current time and the one who his lovers suffer from waiting for him like butterfly and leap for joy; hello to His righteous representative, the one who numerous mouths murmur his name in their last breaths and then be silent.

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Da (Mother) 40

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 took his hand and put it on my head wanting to have him caress me, but he would not. I could not believe he was gone. I placed my head on his chest, hoping to hear his heart beating. I told myself they had probably made a mistake; maybe he wasn’t dead, but his heart did not respond. I was powerless. 

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