Memory Project co-founder, Roz Jacobs

Founder/Creative Director

Roz Jacobs is a New York City painter whose work is exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Her film projects include the award-winning “Finding Kalman”. Her book,  Finding Kalman: A Boy in Six Million, co-written with her mother Anna Jacobs, was published by Abingdon Square Publishing and released as an e-book by Pearson.

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, she conceived of The Memory Project as a way to connect to the humanity and life force of family members and others murdered during the Holocaust. “The fascists tried to destroy our identities-our humanity. Creating portraits and sharing stories of real people reclaims the lost ones and brings them into the present. I also feel a responsibility to do what I can in my own small way to help people understand and accept each other’s differences.”