"Holocaust in Crimea and the Caucasus in a Comparative Perspective"
Mr. Kiril Feferman received an M.A in contemporary Jewish history and a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American studies and German language and literature from Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and a B.A. in finance from Moscow’s Institute of Financeis. During his fellowship at the Museum, he was a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For his Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research, Mr. Feferman conducted research for his project “Holocaust in Crimea and the Caucasus in a Comparative Perspective.”
Mr. Feferman has worked as a lecturer for the Jewish Agency outreach programs in Israel and in a number of former Soviet Republics, as well as a lecturer of Jewish history at Midreshet Yerushalaim in Israel. He has also edited and authored entries for the Yad Vashem “Pinkasei Kehillot” project, and has been a research assistant for the faculty of Islam and Asia Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Feferman is the recipient of prestigious awards including the Pridan Prize for outstanding research paper in the field of Contemporary Jewry; the Kulke Prize for outstanding research paper in the field of the Holocaust for his exceptional M.A. thesis titled “The Soviet Treatment of the Holocaust 1941-1964”; a Yad Vashem Studies Prize for his Ph.D. dissertation; and the 2004 Prize of the World Sephardi Federation.
While in residence at the Center, Mr. Feferman conducted a comparative study of the Holocaust in Crimea and the Northern Caucasus. He investigated Nazi policies towards ethnically heterogeneous Jewish communities in these areas and the reactions of the Jewish and non-Jewish populations to the Nazi policies.
Mr. Feferman was in residence at the Mandel Center from February 1 to July 27, 2005.