Jennifer Holik is the Global Coordinator of the World War II Research and Writing Center. She is an acclaimed author, researcher, educator, empath, medium, and healer dedicated to uncovering WWII history by piecing together biographical stories of soldiers’ lives that have never been told before. She has a rare talent for telling WWII stories in an emotive way: lending a ‘new voice’ to this period of history by shedding light on a soldier’s relationships with their loved ones, family and friends. In portraying the human side of warfare she reveals in a poignant, heartfelt, original way what it was really like to have a son, brother, best friend or spouse go off to fight this incredulous war and risk making the ultimate sacrifice for liberty and freedom. Through the research and stories, Jennifer provides healing of the past for clients and those who have already left us.
Based in Chicago, Illinois and Amstelveen, Netherlands, her unique talent and capacities bringing to life a soldier’s story by new research techniques provides a rare glimpse into a soldier’s personal life. The facts she unravels about his web of relationships provide family members a chance to revisit their soldier’s never-told-before story and ‘personal war journey’ in a new way. In doing so, it allows family members as footsteps researchers, to live their soldiers’ pain and glory – memorialize their stories through writing – ultimately, serving as a tribute to their sacrifice; and a testament to our great country.
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Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A., grew up in Duquesne , Pennsylvania , and currently resides in Ithaca , New York . She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1987 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997.
Lisa began writing creatively in the fourth grade with an assignment entitled, “All About Me,” and went on to win several English/Writing awards in high school and college.
Lisa has published articles in Ancestry Magazine, Discovering Family History Magazine, Family Chronicle , Family Tree Magazine , Genealogical Computing, Reunions Magazine, NGSNews Magazine, Reunions Magazine, Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, FEEFHS Journal and Rocenka: Journal of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, The Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.
An avid genealogist for 26 years, Lisa currently teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She is the recipient of the 2002 Mary Zirin Prize given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies to recognize the achievements of independent scholars, and is a frequently invited speaker for national conferences, genealogical and historical societies.
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