Michael Steinlauf is professor of history and director of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program at Gratz College in Philadelphia. He is the author of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust, which examines how Poles have reacted to the Holocaust in the decades since the end of World War II. He was a contributing editor to the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, writing and overseeing the entries on Jewish theater. His writings, including studies of Polish-Jewish relations, Yiddish theater and the Jewish press in Eastern Europe, have been translated into Hebrew, Polish, German and Italian. Michael has also been active in various kinds of Jewish memory work in Poland including serving as chief historical advisor and curator of modern Jewish culture for Polin: Museum of the History of Polish Jews, whose core exhibit opened in Warsaw in 2014. Michael is currently working on a study of Y. L. Peretz and diaspora nationalism.