The Iran-Iraq War Project is working to gather, preserve and save the voices and memories of Iranians and Iraqis who have any experiences related to the War through its oral history program. Oral history is one of the oldest types of historical inquiry and predates the written word. It is one of the best ways to bring understanding to the real human side of the Iran-Iraq War.
Oral history enables people to share their stories in their own words, with their own voices, through their own understanding of what happened and its impact. Preserving oral history is an important part of preserving experiences, memories and enhancing understanding of what happened during the Iran-Iraq War. Everyone’s experience is unique and important. By sharing your story, you are not only giving voice and insight into one of the most brutal wars in modern history, but you are also giving future generations a chance to understand what the War was really like and how it impacted people.
If you are interested in setting up a meeting or would like to send in an audio or video recording of your experiences, please email: Satgin.Hamrah@