Born Jan. 15, 1925, Lodz, Poland; came to U.S., 1970; son of Fiszel and Gitla (Minska); married Felicja (Herszkowicz); child: Joanna.
Education: Master of Arts (M.A.), University of Lodz (Poland), University of Leningrad (U.S.S.R.), 1954; Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland), 1967; dr.h.c., Baltimore Hebrew College (MD), 1984.
Career: Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1954-69; senior research associate, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York City, 1970 -; J.& H. Blanstein visiting prof., Yale University, New Haven (CT), 1985; E. & D. Zborowski Chair, Interdisciplinary Holocaust Studies, Yeshiva University, New York City, 1985 -.
Author: Centralny katalog polskiej prasy konspiracyjnej, 1939-45, 1962; Die legale polnische Presse im General Gouvernement, 1977; editor, The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto, 1941-44, Cywilna obrona Warszawy, 1965, and Ludnosc cywilna w Powstaniu Warszawskim, 1974; editor, A. Hertz, Jews in Polish Culture, 1988; Survivors of the Holocaust in Poland: A Portrait Based on Communal Records, 1944-1947, and, Reptile Journalism: The Official Polish-Language Press under the Nazis, 1939-1945, 1994.
Member of: associate, University Seminar on Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University, New York City; consultant, Programming Commission of Anti-Defamation League of B'nai, B'rith, New York City, 1976 -; board directors member, Pilsudski Institute of America; council member, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.); Polish-Jewish Task Force, American Jewish Committee; American Historical Association (AHA).
Honors: fellowship, National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), 1972, 1975; K.Smilen Literature Award (for outstanding book with Jewish theme), 1984; Lifetime Achievement Award, Interfaith Committee of Remembrance, 1994.
Languages: Polish, English, German, Yiddish, Russian.
Home: 230 Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10025.
From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996