Ph.D. and Professor of Humanities, head of Holocaust Literature Research Group at the Institute for Literary Researches of the Polish Academy of Sciences, member of the Department of Theoretical Poetics and Semiotics of Culture at the Institute for Literary Researches of the Polish Academy of Sciences, founding member of the Polish Center for Holocaust Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, editor of Zagłada Żydów. Studia i Materiały [Holocaust Studies and Materials] yearly. In collaboration with Barbara Engelking, he developed the concept of the “Holocaust” gallery at the POLIN Museum of History of Polish Jews. He published: Text in the Face of Destruction: Accounts from the Warsaw Ghetto Reconsidered (1997, 2004, 2016); The Warsaw Ghetto. A Guide to the Perished City (co-authored with Barbara Engelking; 2001, Yale University Press 2009; extended and improved Polish edition 2013), Doświadczenia graniczne. Studia o dwudziestowiecznych formach reprezentacji (2009) / Limit Experiences: A Study of Twentieth-Century Forms of Representation (2019); Ratowanie. Opowieści Polaków i Żydów [Life Saving. Stories of Poles and Jews] (2010); Spojrzenia na Warszawskie getto [Views to the Warsaw Ghetto] (2011); Biografie ulic. O żydowskich ulicach Warszawy: od narodzin po Zagładę [Streets’ Biographies. On Jewish Streets of Warsaw: from the beginning to the Holocaust] (2017). Młyny boże. Zapiski o Kościele i Zagładzie [God’s Mills. Notes on the Church and the Holocaust] (2018). He selected, edited, and commented (together with Marta Janczewska) and wrote a foreword to Archiwum Ringelbluma. Antologia [The Ringelblum Archive. Anthology of Testimonies and Accounts] for the “Biblioteka Narodowa” series, Wrocław 2019.