The mission of the Center is to expand on recent efforts in Belgium, Poland and Israel to help others research their lost families. The Center focuses on obtaining records, locating lost residences, and getting the necessary permissions to place tangible memorials for families impacted by the Holocaust.
"As a child of a Holocaust survivor - my father- there were always holes in his life story. As I learned more about the Holocaust I tried to fill in the blanks. My father’s escape from France is a story not unlike the movie Casablanca. However, I realized that all my father’s murdered family did not have proper graves. Stolpersteine are small stones with birth and death dates which are placed at the last residence of the person. My father’s family was in both Belgium and Poland when war broke out. I have tasked myself with attesting to their lives. I’ve set nearly a dozen. My labor and luck are available to you for your loved ones."
Evelyn Fine, Founder and Director
Evelyn founded the Center in 2019, expanding upon her years of independent genealogy research and extensive efforts to commemorate her own family members, lost to the Holocaust.
She holds a MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business, a M.Ed from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA from Case Western Reserve University.
Nicole joins the Center with an extensive background in management consultant. Self-employed, her experience covers non-profits, grant management, entrepreneurship, and project management. She holds an MBA from Athabasca University and a project management certification (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.
Amanda heads up the Center's digital marketing. Amanda's background encompasses political science, public relations, fundraising, and graphic design. She holds a BA from American University in Washington, DC.