Jennifer Holik, a woman on a mission to help people Find the Answers to their family and military histories. At the same time, she strives to heal the past, present, and future for herself, her family, her clients, and the world. For over a decade Jennifer’s business has helped people find answers and closure through genealogical and military research, education, and writing.
In 2012 when Jennifer started her life over with her boys, she started on a spiritual journey to heal many broken pieces of her soul and her family’s souls. This led to a study of various energetic healing modalities which she now incorporates in her business to help clients heal their families. Her cousin, James Privoznik 90th Infantry Division KIA 11 January 1945, showed up at the same time and guided her through many personal and professional changes. After writing his story in her book, Stories of the Lost, Jennifer walked in his footsteps in Europe in April-May 2015. After flying his final burial flag over the Luxembourg Cemetery where he sleeps, she then went to the woods where he was killed. Those experiences changed her forever as she stood in the woods listening to the soldiers speak, humbled by their words and energy.
After traveling to Europe twice in 2015 and having some intense, life changing war-related spiritual experiences, she was introduced to a Dutch man, Johan van Waart. Choosing something most people would not, we met, fell in love, endured many difficult trials, and created a life on two continents with three kids, two cats, and Jennifer’s expanding business. Today they continue to work together to help people Find the Answers to their family stories, secrets, and questions, and inspire others to take the road less traveled and choose something completely different for their lives.
A unique love story, life, and business. A chance to help others find answers and choose something different for their lives. Watch a short video about Jennifer’s work and mission.
Jennifer Holik, founder and Worldwide Coordinator of the World War II Research and Writing Center, along with her Dutch husband, Johan van Waart, continually create and expand military research services, writing, speaking, and healing services. We work with creative professionals who have a similar target as we do. To help people Find the Answers and closure to their family stories, secrets, and questions. Through the work we do with clients, many people find peace they otherwise may not have found.
Johan van Waart has spent a lifetime studying history, specializing in World War II European history. His thirst for knowledge and understanding, led to the desire to honor, remember, and educate through World War II re-enacting and grave adoption. Living abroad in London for many years, provided Johan additional opportunities to study World War II. His wealth of historical knowledge and experience, provide a unique perspective and expertise for World War II research, writing, and battlefield tours.
Meet Our Team
Allie Gillies, Managing Editor
Nancy Ziomek, Research Assistant
Meet Creative Professionals & Businesses we Work with Throughout the World
The World War II Research and Writing Center collaborates and works with inspiring independent creative professionals and businesses, to achieve our mission. We help people Find the Answers to their World War II questions.
Terri O’Connell, Cruise Planners is our official travel partner.
Bert de Jong, of Delware Company in the Netherlands, designed our company’s logo and is working with us on other projects.
Sarah Ferguson Potter is a dedicated, passionate and experienced genealogist skilled in abstracting original material, analyzing artifacts, and methodically conducting research and reporting. Sarah has completed projects dating back to the 1500’s and completed extensive research stateside as well as onsite in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. For a detailed account of her discoveries and accomplishments, visit her Projects page.
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