No. 609    |    11 November 2023


My Black Night with Hassan Nahidi

Translated by: Zahra Hosseinian

It was night when we drove from the prison to the SAVAK office. with my head between my legs and my coat was thrown over my head, I had sat in the car. I was so anxious that I could hear my heart throbbing. I was very worried because I could guess what was waiting for me. In the meantime, there was an important and worrying issue, and that was that I had not said anything

Oral History News of September-October 2023

Compiled by: Iranian Oral History Website Translated by: Fazel Shirzad

According to the Iranian Oral History website, "News of the Month" is the title of a series of reports on this website. These reports review news related to the topic of the website in written and virtual media. Here, you will read news from September-October 2023. Cultural Director of Jundi Shapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, in an interview with IKNA on September 23, said: On the occasion of commemorating the Holy Defense Week,

Interview in Oral History of Sacred Defense-2

According to many experts, interview is the heart of oral history and plays the role of the first brick in oral history. That’s why it is necessary even for people who have experience and knowledge in this field to acquire more knowledge, and modify and complement previously used methods. This necessity is more evident when we re-examine the interviews that were not conducted with the necessary standards.

Heads of National Front Meet Imam

On ninth of Aban, 1357 (October 31, 1978), misters Dr. Karim Sanjabi, Haj Manian and Mahdian came to Paris from Tehran to meet the Imam. Dr. Banisadr, Mr. Salamatian and Haj Ahmad [Imam's son] was also present in their first meeting with the Imam. After greetings, Mr. Sanjabi who had been sitting next to the imam, started talking quietly - almost whispering; suddenly, the imam pulled their heads back and said:

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Da (Mother) 70

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 remember one of the nurses giving me a hug and, with tears in her eyes, telling uncle and the rest about the events of the previous night. She said to me, “You made it unbearable for us last night. You threw yourself on his body and said, ‘For three months I hadn’t seen Ali.

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