Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow Mr. Mykhaylo Tyaglyy
Mr. Mykhaylo Tyaglyy received an M.A. in history from the Taurida National University in Crimea. During his fellowship at the Museum, he was a Ph.D. candidate in history at the Taurida National University, Researcher at the Museum Program of the Simferopol Jewish Welfare Center (Hesed Shimon), and a correspondent for the newspaper Chaveri. For his Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research, Mr. Tyaglyy conducted research for his project “The Fate of the Jewish Population of Crimea (Ashkenazim, Krimchaks, Karaites) during the Nazi Occupation, 1941-1944 (The Holocaust in Crimea).”
Mr. Tyaglyy has conducted extensive archival research on the history of Nazi-occupied Crimea. He has written several articles and attended conferences and seminars on Crimean Jewry. At the time of his tenure he was a contractor for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s International Archival Programs Division and an interviewer for the Survivors of the Shoah Video History Foundation.
For his Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship, Mr. Tyaglyy conducted research and writing for his project on a comprehensive history of the implementation of the “Final Solution” in Crimea, taking into account specific characteristics particular only to the Crimean region. He examined the various stages of destruction, including Nazi policy towards Krymchaks, Karaites, and the non-Jewish population. In addition he explored the varied resistance efforts in Crimea and considered the consequences of the Holocaust in Crimea today.
Mr. Tyaglyy was in residence at the Mandel Center from November 7, 2002 to March 11, 2003.