Lior Sternfeld Lectures on the Jewish Community in Iran from 1941 until the Revolution
Lior Sternfeld, recipient of a 2013 Fred and Ellen Lewis / JDC Archives Fellowship, gave his public lecture, on “The Jewish Community in Iran from 1941 until the Revolution.” The lecture provided an overview of the social transformation of the Jewish community between 1941 and 1979 from an impoverished and peripheral minority to a middle class and urban elite. A large part of this success was due to the education system, which allowed Jews to climb the social ladder.
The event was cosponsored by the American Sephardi Federation.
Lior Sternfeld is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Texas at Austin. His research in the JDC Archives was on the Jewish community in Iran under the reign of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1941-1979).